Skipping a flu shot in the United States right now is not something that is going to be advisable as this year is looking like it is going to be among the worst years of the flu outbreak. There are many people who in the United States have already caught the flu. The spike in the number of the cases is being said to be close to the deadly year that 2017-18 was. That year had turned out to be among the worst in close to a decade as per the data which has been released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
Though, it would be too premature as per the report to assume that this year is going to be the most difficult one as the data for this week might be in some parts influenced by the changes in the healthcare seeking behavior which may occur in the times of holidays.
There are reports though that the vaccine for this year is not exactly a great match for the strain that has caused flu in this year. This might be playing the role of a problem maker when it comes to the people who are getting sick.
The CDC has even so said that there are usually on an average of the 12,000 to a number of 61,000 people who die due to the flu every year in the United States and there is no reason why the flu shot must be ignored and as long as this illness is persisting CDC feels that is a safe idea to get the vaccination done even if as a precautionary measure.