CDC: Flu season officially over

May 31, 2012 1:52:57 PM PDT
If you managed to avoid catching the flu this year, you may be in the clear. The CDC says flu season is officially over.

Health officials say the 2011-2012 flu season was mild compared to previous seasons.

Twenty-six children died from the flu this year. But officials say that is the lowest the number has been since the CDC started keeping track of that data.

The CDC credits a mild winter and an increased number of people getting vaccinated for the mild flu season.