Flu Shots Encouraged

If you haven't received your flu shot yet, it's not too late. Flu typically peaks in January and February, but can run from October to March. With the mild weather lately it may not feel like flu season, but Kanawha County has had an influenza outbreak this week. Janet Briscoe, director of epidemiology for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, told the Charleston Gazette, there was an outbreak reported by a day care center, and the number of flu cases across West Virginia continues to rise. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get vaccinated.