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CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Levittown

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 course):

- 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 and February. 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 vaccinated.

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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