This year’s flu season brought lower rates of death and doctor’s visits compared with last season, but a higher rate of flu-related hospitalizations among baby boomers, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate of hospitalization for flu among baby boomers — those ages 50 to 64 — was about 54 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during this flu season. That’s higher than the rate of hospitalizations during the last four flu seasons for that age group, the report said.
This increase may have been due in part to a lower rate of flu vaccination in this age group, the report said.
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