Saturday, December 15, 2012
Flu activity in Virginia is already high, according to Google's Flu Trends.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: At this time last year, flu cases were much lower in Northern Virginia than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Virginia, activity is considered high and heading quickly toward an "intense" rating. Activity is similar in DC. It was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Flu activity is strongest in the South and southeastern United States, according to a recent release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also offers this information and tips about avoiding influenza this winter: See also:
Local flu rates are already high, according to Google trends. Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. In Northern Virginia, flu levels are already high. If you're considering getting the vaccine, all CVS/Pharmacy locations offer vaccines, as do many Safeway stores and other grocers that have a pharmacy. Look up where to get a flu shot in Eastern Prince William County here. For more on the flu, see: CDC Says Flu Season is Here: Local Rates Increasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Drive up to the McCoart building and receive your flu shot while still in your vehicle.
The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Prince William Health District will be giving 900 flu vaccines rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of 1 County Complex Ct. in Woodbridge on Saturday. No appointment is neccesary on Saturday; the vaccine is available to those age 3 and over.