Every year, nearly a half-million people are hospitalized with influenza. UW Medicine set up a vaccination program for people with higher-than-normal risk for flu and who seek care at hospitals' emergency departments.
As warmer weather rolls in, you might expect flu season to bid adieu until next fall. But each year is different, and the signs that typically herald the end of a flu season have not yet appeared, says John Lynch, medical director of infection
Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season. Those criteria were met in the week ending Dec. 15.