Last Update: Sep 26, 2022.

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What month is flu season the worst?

In the United States, the flu season is considered October through May. It typically reaches an apex in February, with a seasonal baseline varying between 6.1% and 7.7% of all deaths. In Australia, the flu season is considered May to October. It usually peaks in August.

That includes the brutal 2017-2018 flu season, which turned out to be one of the worst on record with 145 people in the state dying from flu-related causes and more than 3,000 people in metro Atlanta hospitalized for flu-related illnesses.Dec 30, 2019

About 61,000 people died in the 2017-2018 flu season, the worst in the past decade. Hospitalizations and deaths from the seasonal flu.Mar 19, 2021

About 61,000 people died in the 2017-2018 flu season, the worst in the past decade. Hospitalizations and deaths from the seasonal flu.Mar 19, 2021

When Is Cold And Flu Season?

Every season plays out differently, but typically the peak of cold and flu season is between December and February. In fact, according to the CDC, during a 34-year period dating back to 1982, February was the peak month of flu activity during 14 seasons.

When Is Cold And Flu Season?

Every season plays out differently, but typically the peak of cold and flu season is between December and February. In fact, according to the CDC, during a 34-year period dating back to 1982, February was the peak month of flu activity during 14 seasons.

Every season plays out differently, but typically the peak of cold and flu season is between December and February. In fact, according to the CDC, during a 34-year period dating back to 1982, February was the peak month of flu activity during 14 seasons.

Every season plays out differently, but typically the peak of cold and flu season is between December and February. In fact, according to the CDC, during a 34-year period dating back to 1982, February was the peak month of flu activity during 14 seasons.

Should I Worry That I've Been Given Two Flu Shots?

Do not worry if you get two flu shots in one flu season. In fact, kids under 9 years old getting the flu shot for the first time get two flu shots that first flu season. For an adult, two flu shots are not necessary, but also not dangerous. Next flu season still get your regular flu shot.

Should I Worry That I've Been Given Two Flu Shots?

It's still flu season well into spring. Even then it's not too late for you and your family to get the flu vaccine. Many health care providers give flu vaccines through May if the flu virus is still circulating. Getting a missed flu vaccine late in the season is especially important for people who travel.

It's best to get the flu vaccine early in flu season, ideally by the end of October. That way, the body has time to make antibodies that protect it from the flu. What if you aren't vaccinated by then? Getting the vaccine later is better than not getting it at all.

Flu shots can help prevent seasonal influenza. Medicare Part B covers one flu shot every flu season. The flu season usually runs from November through April. Depending on when you choose to get your flu shot, Medicare may cover a flu shot twice in one calendar year.

Too Late For The Flu Vaccine? (for Parents)

Flu viruses usually cause the most illness during the colder months of the year. In the United States, flu season is from October to May. Most cases happen from late December to early March. It's best to get the flu vaccine early in flu season, ideally by the end of October.

Too Late For The Flu Vaccine? (for Parents)

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. Children 6 months through 8 years of age may need 2 doses during a single flu season. Everyone else needs only 1 dose each flu season.

These viruses can cause symptoms similar to flu, and also spread and cause illness during flu season. Flu vaccines only protect against flu and its complications, not other illnesses.