What You Should Know About the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 45% of the U.S. population receives vaccinations during the influenza (flu) season, which helps prevent more than 6 million flu-related illnesses, 3 million medical visits, and 79,000 flu-related hospitalizations.   When is flu season? The timing is unpredictable and varies by year. Some flu viruses…