While speaking to NewsmaxTV, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that "this is going to be our most important flu season of our lifetimes."
"If we all get the flu shot, then that eases the chances of overwhelming the healthcare system," Wilson told "Newsweek" via Zoom.
Findings show which groups are more reluctant to get vaccinated, and the states with the highest and lowest adoption.
To fight a possible second wave, he said we'll need an increase of flu vaccines nationwide and an investment in state and local health departments.
And why does it feel so much worse than a cold?
The vaccine is the "first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications," according to the CDC.
Flu season may be winding down but it isn't over.
The strain to which you lost your flu virginity will always hold a special status.
Several factors could make the athletes more susceptible to the virus.
Younger "baby boomers" are being particularly hard-hit by the flu this year.
School districts have rushed to clean every "Lego and Potato Head" as absences this flu season reach abnormal levels.
The number of states reporting widespread flu activity nearly doubled this week.