Flu Season 2019: What you need to know

Flu Season 2019: What you need to know

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Flu season is fast approaching and experts are forecasting another bad year for the United States.

QUICK FACTS: 
  • According to the Florida Department of Health, flu activity has increased in Florida in September but remains low overall.
  • Dr. Allen Todd, of Ascension St. Vincent's Family Medicine, said officials look to the Southern Hemisphere to try to predict what our flu season might be like.
  • According to the American Council on Science and Health, Australia had a bad flu season because of a predominant strain known as H3N2.
  • The CDC is recommending that flu vaccinations should be received by the end of October for the 2019/2020 flu season.
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