CDC: Influenza Season May Be 'Low-Severity' Now, But It's Still Important To Get A Flu Shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 6.2 and 7.3 million people in the U.S. have contracted the flu so far this season.
While flu can circulate year-round, typically flu viruses are spread most commonly in fall and winter.
Last year was one of the worst flu seasons on record, but the CDC says this year has been a 'low-severity influenza season.'
The CDC says it's critical to get a flu shot before the season starts, ideally before the end of October.