UW Health infectious disease experts are encouraging patients not to delay getting their influenza vaccine this year. COVID-19 is not the only dangerous and deadly virus at play as winter approaches.
The 2019-20 flu season included as many as 56 million influenza cases, around 740,000 hospitalizations and up to 62 thousand deaths, according to CDC estimates.
Getting the influenza vaccine is as important as it has ever been, according to Dr. Jim Conway, pediatric infectious disease specialist and medical director, immunization programs, UW Health. Learn more