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Flu can be widespread and even deadly—yet many remain UNVACCINATED4

54.7% of adults

&

37.4% of children

were unvaccinated in the 2018-2019 flu season5

Estimates of the percentage of people vaccinated are based on interviews conducted beginning during September (BRFSS) or October (NIS-Flu) 2018 through June 2019 and reported vaccinations from July 2018 through May 2019. Excludes US territories, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

BRFSS=Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

NIS-Flu=National Immunization Survey-Flu

During the 2018-2019 flu season, vaccination prevented an estimated6

  • 4.4 million illnesses
  • 58,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations
  • 3,500 influenza-associated deaths

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