Catching the Flu Costs the American Population Millions of Dollars Each Year

October 31, 2017

According to an article released by CNBC, "there's something even scarier than Halloween ghosts and goblins lurking around the corner: The flu." The article, released under the Finance section, revealed that the annual direct cost for flu-related hospitalizations and outpatient visits was an estimated $10.4 billion. For the 2015-2016 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the flu vaccine prevented close to 2.5 million flu-related doctor visits, and 71,000 hospitalizations. Still, for the 2015-2016 season, only 43.3 percent of adults got a flu vaccination, so if the vaccination rate had been higher, even more hospital visits could have been avoided, resulting in greater financial savings on behalf of the United States population.

While getting a flu vaccination is imperative for individuals in higher risk categories, even healthy low-risk adults are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, since it will stop the virus from spreading, should they come into contact with it. The latest flu activity map, published by CDC, shows that flu activity is minimal throughout the United States, which means there is still time for individuals to get the vaccination before the virus spreads to their community. Since the vaccination takes some time before it becomes effective, individuals are encouraged to get their vaccination sooner rather than later.

Also, thus far, early surveillance data shows that circulating viruses in the U.S. collected to date are a very close match to the current 2017-2018 influenza vaccine formulation. This is very welcome news since getting immunized with this seasons' flu vaccines should prove to be a very effective method for protection against these flu viruses.

2017-2018 Flu Vaccines Available for Immediate Delivery!

  • Split shipments between multiple delivery dates
  • 30% returnability per presentation
  • Single source for all 2017-18 flu vaccine presentations
  • Price guarantee-FFF will never raise prices in times of shortage
  • Free promotional materials: Flu Myths & Facts Brochure, Influenza Vaccine Reference Chart, and Seasonal Flu Posters printed in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Tagalog
Flu Vaccine Availability
Fluvirin 5 mL MDV IMMEDIATELY
Fluvirin 0.5 mL PFS SOLD OUT
Afluria 5 mL MDV SOLD OUT
Afluria 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Fluad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Afluria Quad 5 mL MDV IMMEDIATELY
Afluria Quad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Flucelvax Quad 5 mL MDV SOLD OUT
Flucelvax Quad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone Quad 5 mL MDV IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone Quad 0.25 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone Quad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone Quad 0.5 mL SDV IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone High-Dose 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
Fluzone Intradermal Quad 0.1 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
FluLaval Quad 5 mL MDV SOLD OUT
Fluarix Quad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY
FluMist Quad 0.2 mL Sprayer IMMEDIATELY
Flublok Quad 0.5 mL PFS IMMEDIATELY