Influenza Update: Hospital Admissions Double During post-Thanksgiving Week

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky on Monday said during a telebriefing that new admissions to the nation's hospitals doubled in the week following Thanksgiving with the increase most notable among adults aged ≥70 years.

In another sign that the 2022-2023 influenza season is off to a sobering start GoodRx reports that prescription fills for the antiviral medication Tamiflu and oseltamivir, its generic, are up by 100% over this time last year.

Scan the data snapshot here of Flu in the USA, based on the latest CDC Weekly US influenza surveillance report and other official sources.

a Johns Hopkins Weekly Hospital Trends
b IPSOS/NORC Cumulative Influenza Vaccination Coverage and Intent for Vaccination
c GoodRx Flu Season Tracking Tamiflu Fills