Officials with the Centers for Disease Control are saying this flu season has been record-breaking.
While flu activity is now declining in parts of the country, it could get worse before it gets better.
Experts have found one in 10 people who died from the flu also had pneumonia.
Officials say if you start having flu-like symptoms, don't wait to see your doctor before starting treatment.
In Connecticut, 11 more people have died from the flu in the past week, bringing the total number of flu deaths in the state to 63.
The state is hosting another State Flu Vaccination Day on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Department of Public Health is teaming up with local health departments to provide free or low-cost flu vaccines at locations around the state.
For a complete list of locations and times, click here.
“Even though we are already well into the flu season, it is not too late to get your flu shot as there are still several weeks left to this season,” said Deepa Joseph, Director of Health for the city of Milford.
Flu activity continues to increase in the state, as experts say there are many more weeks ahead of us.
Health experts say that it isn’t too late to get vaccinated.
All individuals age 6 months or older are advised to get a flu vaccination to protect them from developing the flu.
With refrigerators full of the vaccine, Waterbury is ready for those rolling up their sleeves on Saturday, in search of a flu shot.
Working along with the state, Waterbury will hold a free emergency flu clinic on Saturday.
Pat Kiesel, the nursing supervisor with Waterbury’s Health Department, said the city says it has enough vaccinations for 400 adults and 200 kids, 6 months and older.
"We haven't yet reached the peak. The actual flu season goes all the way to June 30, it does take two weeks for a person to build up antibody response to the vaccine, but they will have it well ahead of the peak that's going to occur at the end of this month,” Kiesel said.
In addition to vaccinating hundreds, Waterbury's Health Department says it can also use the emergency clinic as practice for a mass dispensing incident.
"This happens to be a prime opportunity for us to drill ourselves to make sure indeed we are well prepared should any type of emergency occur, whether it’s a natural disaster, whether it’s a response to something biological, because it’s one thing to do it on a table top and talk about it, it’s another to put it into practice,” Kiesel said.
For more updates on the flu in Connecticut, click here.
Copyright 2018 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.