DENVER (CBS4)– Flu activity in Colorado remains widespread. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Influenza A is currently the predominant strain.

So far this flu season, more than 2,400 people have been hospitalized in Colorado with the flu.

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At least three children have died from influenza this season.

The Centers for Disease Control announced this year’s flu vaccine is providing a substantial protective benefit, especially for children. The organization also claims that the vaccines are reducing doctor visits related to flu by 45% overall and 55% in children.

Health experts remind everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

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