According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple respiratory viruses are co-circulating with influenza in the United States, and the CDC has urged people to get flu shots and COVID-19 booster shots to avoid serious illness.
According to the CDC, seasonal flu activity is high across the United States, with at least 13 million cases, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 7,300 deaths this season. 76% and 24% of the influenza A viruses that have been detected are influenza A (H3N2) and H1N1.
According to Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the influenza vaccine’s formulations are compatible with the nation’s most prevalent viruses and strains. Rochelle Walensky went on to say that they are checking in real time to see how well the circulating influenza strain matches the original strain, and the good news is that it appears to be a good match.
Before big holiday gatherings and colder weather, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have urged people to get vaccinated against both influenza and COVID-19.