Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- John Ness
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Michigan than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Specific data for the Farmington area is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Michigan, activity is considered high now, while it was low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some Farmington area locations that offer the vaccine: More locations 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 January, according to the Centers for …
If you haven't gotten your vaccination, the Center for Disease Control says this may be a good time to do it.
With the flu season fast approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging more people to get vaccinated against the virus, USA Today reports. Last year was a mild flu season, but that's no guarantee this year will be, officials said, and plenty of the vaccine is available. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated, particularly people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, people ages 65 and older and caregivers. A full list of Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza is posted on the CDC website. In Farmington and Farmington Hills, you can get a vaccination at any of these locations: (List source: HealthMap Vaccine Finder website) The Oakland County Health Dept. is …