So far this flu season for our Region (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC and TN), incidence of flu remains below the national average for this time in the season. However, our numbers are increasing. There have been 226 reported cases of proven flu to the CDC. 1 of those resulted in a pediatric death. 6 of those cases were the H1N1 strain from 2009. It’s important to protect yourself before you are exposed to the virus. Come get your flu shot! To read more about the safety of this year’s flu shots, click here.
Brooke Uptagrafft, MD
Dr. Brooke is a family medicine doctor.