Are you considering getting a flu shot? Here's some important info.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time
last year, flu cases were lower in the New York metropolitan area than
they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends
Overall in New York, activity is considered high now, higher than at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Levittown that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of
- CVS (2977 Hempstead Tpke.)
- CVS (646 Wantagh Ave.)
- Walgreens (2474 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow)
- Rite Aid (3131 Hempstead Tpke.)
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 Disease Control. RELATED: Island Trees Nurse Gives Tips for Flu Season
The flu season normally peaks in January
Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will
contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
offers the following information:
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