Fear the flu, not the flu shot

Published December 3, 2018
Fear the flu, not the flu shot infographic


This BCBS study examined data from more than 50 million commercially insured BCBS members under age 65 diagnosed with the flu from 2013-2018. Vaccines and diagnoses that did not result in a billed medical claim are not included in this analysis. All tips and advice here are recommended by the CDC and Healthline. CDC data are estimated vaccination rates and influenza illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States for the 2017 to 2018 influenza season.