The flu vaccine does provide protection but only against 3 or 4 strains. It does nothing to prevent the common cold.Key Updates for Week 2, ending January 11, 2020
Key indicators that track flu activity declined slightly but remain high. Indicators that track severity (hospitalizations and deaths) are not high at this point in the season.
Remember that hands contaminated with the virus is the primary way cold/flu viruses are transmitted. So wash your hands and keep you hands away from your face unless you are sure they are clean.
A link to the CDC Flu dashboard.
https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/flupo ... board.html