The American Red Cross is urging folks to get their flu shot as soon as possible.
Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross is urging Seminole Heights residents who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now. The widespread flu activity has been reported in 41 states with Florida making the list. Find out where you can receive a flu shot near your home in Seminole Heights. The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States. Tips to help prevent the flu: The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting someone against…
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, January 9
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Tampa Bay than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Seminole Heights-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Florida, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate during this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot here are a few locations near Seminole Heights that offer the vaccine: More locations can be found here. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until …