CDC reports that flu activity is elevated and 11 children have died of influenza; please keep vaccinating your patients.
CDC stated in its Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, FluView, that as of the week ending December 22, influenza activity was increasing in the U.S. Four influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported to CDC during week 51, for a total of 11 influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported for the 2018–2019 season. Last season, there was a record-setting number of pediatric deaths in the U.S. (172), so be sure to protect all your patients for whom vaccination is recommended.
Access the CDC complete report: 2018–2019 Flu Season: Flu Activity Elevated Nationally.