CDC: Flu hospitalizations hit decade high

Hospitalization rates for the flu have hit their highest level in a decade.

That’s according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC says the more severe cases are among people age 65 and up and young children.

The rise comes as other respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus – or RSV – are also spreading early and rapidly.

The CDC also notes flu vaccinations are down in both kids and adults compared to before the pandemic.