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Chile’s Flu Season Could Show Path Forward for US, CDC Says

    

    

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Chile’s flu hospitalizations this year were lower than prepandemic levels after a far-reaching vaccination campaign, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that shows the importance of encouraging people to get immunized.

The Chilean government was able to get shots to 88% of its target population before the virus’ peak spread, according to the CDC study. In comparison, just 50% of US adults got flu shots in the 2020 to 2021 season, according to the agency.