CDC: Current flu activity is low; outlook for vaccine is good

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the initial “FluView” report for the U.S. 2011–2012 flu season with the message that flu activity is currently low, making this the perfect time to get vaccinated. There should be lots of vaccine available, because the supply is projected to set a U.S. record.

"It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body′s immune response to fully kick in," says Joe Bresee, M.D., Chief of CDC′s Influenza Epidemiology and Prevention Branch. "It′s best to get vaccinated before activity begins so that you'll be protected once flu season starts in your community."

The CDC FluView Report is published each Friday from October through mid–May.

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