Hold on. Experts are saying this year's cold and flu season, which has been worse than usual, will peak in Canada in the weeks to come.
And while the CDC believes there is enough supply of flu-fighting antiviral drugs to cover the country's needs, some areas where there's been a lot of people getting sick are running low.
The acting state health officer, Scott Harris, said hospitals in almost one-third of Alabama's counties are at 90 percent of their patient capacity, and some are full.
"Flu is everywhere in the United States right now", said Dan Jernigan, M.D., Captain of U.S. Public Health Service and Director of the Influenza Division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Officials made the decision to review the deaths "because this flu season is so impactful", McDowell said, and officials are trying to monitor the situation.
Even though the vaccine may not be well matched, it doesn't mean you shouldn't get a flu shot, CDC officials say.
The Iowa Public Health Department says the eight were reported in the past week. In terms of the numbers, we are having a slight increase this week.
Doctor Quinlisk says getting kids vaccinated is important for them and others.
Up to half of the children who die from flu have no known medical condition that would have put them at higher risk.
In Arizona, there are more than 11,000 confirmed flu cases. and likely thousands of others that are not confirmed.
"Even when there is a good match between the influenza strains that circulate and those that are used in the vaccine, there is a difference in its effectiveness", Werker explained.
Folk said the better shape an individual's immune system is in, the better response they will have to the vaccine.
The children's vaccine is available at all of DCHHS' immunization clinics. "There's nearly no area in the county that's seen no influenza activity at this point". It usually doesn't start until mid-January, but this year, we started seeing cases around November.
This year's flu season has been markedly worse than those of the last few years.
Basic measures such as washing hands frequently, staying home when sick, and coughing into sleeves or tissues can help stem the flu from spreading further.