Last 2022-2023 Flu Season FluView Report
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced week #20 is the last full version of FluView for the 2022-2023 influenza season.
Starting with week #21, an abbreviated summer version of FluView will be published. The full version is expected to resume for week #40 of 2023, which is the start of the 2023-2024 influenza season.
As of May 26, 2023, seasonal influenza activity remains low nationally, with outpatient respiratory illness below baseline in eight of 10 HHS regions.
Unfortunately, 154 pediatric flu fatalities have been reported so far this season.
The good news is the majority of influenza viruses tested are in the same genetic subclade and antigenically similar to the influenza viruses included in this season’s influenza vaccine.
The CDC continues to recommend that everyone ages six months and older get an annual flu shot as long as flu activity continues in their area, or intend to visit a country where the local flu season is accelerating.
Various influenza vaccines remain available at health clinics and pharmacies in the U.S.