H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?
New Cases Decline but Deaths, Hospitalizations Still Rising
To blunt this trend, the CDC is urging people to stay away from family gatherings if they aren't feeling well. And that goes for children, too.
What else can people do? Get vaccinated with both the 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccines.
Schuchat noted that in the last week, 11 million more doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine became available to states. That brings the total number of doses to 54.1 million -- not as many as had been predicted, but enough to start meeting demand in some areas.
And 94.5 million of an expected 114 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine have been delivered to providers. Right now, this vaccine remains available in most areas of the nation.