Influenza Quick Facts
Every year in the United States, on average:
- 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu;
- more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications; and • about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.
|Seasonal Flu||H1N1 Flu|
|In the 2007-08 flu season, there were a total of 88 pediatric deaths caused by seasonal influenza in the United States.||Since April 26, 2009, there have been 179 pediatric deaths caused by influenza in the United States, 156 of which were caused by H1N1.|
|Children, pregnant women, health care personnel, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions should get both a seasonal flu and an H1N1 vaccination.|
|People 50+ and people who live in long-term care facilities should get a seasonal flu vaccination.||People under 24 and people who work with infants should get the H1N1 vaccination.|