A recent study performed by the CDC provided some shocking statistics that are cause for concern.
169 children in the United States have lost their lives this flu season so far.
Experts say the final total will surpass that number.
The CDC says the flu death toll for children is expected to climb to a record number since 2004.
Doctors say children younger than five years are at high risk of serious flu complications and children six months and older can get vaccinated.
Most people assume flu season is over when the winter ends, although, influenza circulates year-round.
It is crucial to wash your hands thoroughly and use an alcohol-free hand sanitizer frequently to stop the spread of harmful germs all year long.