Howard Zucker says everyone over 6 months old is encouraged to get a flu shot as soon as possible.
The new figures of 290,000 to 650,000 deaths, including influenza-related deaths such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are based on more recent data from a larger, more diverse group of countries.
"Estimates of influenza-associated mortality are important for national and worldwide decision making on public health priorities", the report said.
Danielle Iuliano, PhD, the study's lead author who is a researcher in the CDC's influenza division, said in a CDC press release, "This work adds to a growing global understanding of the burden of influenza and populations at highest risk". The other two states seeing high influenza volumes are MS and Louisiana.
The county reminds its residents there is no live virus in flu shots and the vaccine can not cause the flu.
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Despite this guidance, fewer than half of Americans have received a jab this season.
Last week, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases made an urgent plea for better vaccines in the New England Journal of Medicine, saying "longer-term, transformative vaccine approaches are needed to minimise influenza-related morbidity and mortality".
In addition, you should clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often, especially if someone is sick.
"We ask that individuals not come to the hospital to visit patients if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, headache and/or fever". Most people recover in less than two weeks.
"Pregnant women and their young infants are at high risk for serious complications from the flu", said Dr. Clint Koenig, medical director of the Ohio Department of Health.
"Anything that you can do to help prevent your family from getting the flu is very beneficial", said Altmann, who was not involved in the CDC research.