NJ residents urged to get flu vaccine

One doctor tells News 12 New Jersey that flu season may have started early, but it could hang around until April, potentially increasing the rate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are vaccinated are 62 percent less likely to visit a doctor due to illness from the flu. (January 20, 2013 5:44 PM)

State officials are urging residents to get the flu shot after three New Jersey children died from the illness this year. One doctor tells News 12 New Jersey that flu season may have started early, but it could hang around until April, potentially increasing the rate of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are vaccinated are 62 percent less likely...

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Flu Cases

CDC Map of Flu Cases

Flu Cases on the Rise

CDC Map of Flu Cases

Flu Outbreak

From Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director

-20 flu deaths this season
-2 pediatric deaths this week
-24 states reporting high influenza activity
-47 states reporting widespread flu activity
-Flu season began one month ahead of schedule
-Flu season to last several more weeks
-West Coast least affected by flu
-The flu vaccine has a 62% effectiveness (in terms of preventing the need to go to the doctor to be treated)
More info at flu.gov and cdc.gov

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