posted on January 11, 2013 15:50
It’s not too late to get your flu shot. That’s the message from County Public Health Director Paul Pettit.
Genesee County has seen 107 confirmed cases of the flu. There were 90 all of last year and we’re just now approaching the peak of the season.
“Flu season obviously cycles," Pettit said. "You have worse years and better years so to speak as you go throughout the years. This year, for some reason, the strains coming about throughout the United States and here locally in Genesee County happen to be hitting a little harder.”
Pettit says his office is working with medical providers and pharmacies in the community to ensure there are enough vaccines. He says to stay away from the hospital if at all possible to not make it crowded.
The flu outbreak has been particularly rough in Boston, and today it even shut down a school district in Oklahoma.
Pettit say as we get later into the season, vaccines may not as be as readily available, so the best defense is to get inoculated as soon as possible.