flu season


: the time of year, and especially the winter, when many people get influenza and other mild illnesses

Examples of flu season in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, Mandy Cohen, who is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, said that only 47 percent of adults in the U.S. received a vaccine during the 2022-23 flu season, The Hill reported. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 Survey results suggest 47% of U.S. adults got vaccinated during the 2022–23 flu season. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Summer is soon coming to an end, and health officials are planning ahead for flu season. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 People like that, especially this time of year with cold and flu season coming on. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2023 These strains are selected based on the ones that are circulating in the Southern Hemisphere more than six months before flu season begins in the North. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 9 Oct. 2023 Now that cold and flu season has arrived, maintaining hygienic, germ-free habits is crucial. Lauryn Higgins, Health, 5 Oct. 2023 During the 2019-20 flu season, hospitalizations peaked at 380 in February. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images As cold and flu season ramps up, health care experts are once again on high alert for the possibility of a tripledemic, or a surge brought on by the respiratory viruses that cause COVID-19, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Libby Richards, Fortune Well, 13 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Flu season.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flu%20season. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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