CDC: flu at its highest level this season
The CDC says flu activity has hit its highest level this season.
Additionally, health officials have reported another four pediatric flu deaths, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths in children to 28 this season.
The CDC says it expects flu activity to remain high for a number of weeks and is reminding the public that a flu vaccine is the best protection against flu viruses.
Dr. Jean Moorjani, a board-certified pediatrician at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital, is reminding people that it is not too late to get the flu shot. “It’s recommended that you get the flu shot as soon as you can before the start of flu season so your body is well-protected against the flu. But if for some reason you weren’t able to get to your doctor’s office, it’s almost never too late to get a flu shot because sometimes we will see flu activity well into March or April, so it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine.”