The Israeli Ministry of Health has notified that 1,849 Israelis are currently hospitalized with the flu. This is reported by The Times of Israel.
Among the hospitalized there are 605 children and 124 pregnant women and women in labor.
According to the Ministry of Health, cases of influenza continue to grow among both young people and and among the elderly.
It is noted that most of the sick have contracted the strain of influenza that the vaccine protects against. The Ministry of Health called on everyone over 6 months to get vaccinated.