Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Chicago area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Libertyville-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) In Chicago, and overall in Illinois, activity is now considered "high" on a scale of minimal, low, moderate, high and intense. At this time in 2011, activity was considered "moderate," but reached "high" by early March, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Libertyville that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Walgreens, at 1470 S. Milwaukee Ave. Walgreens, at 1770 N. Milwaukee Ave. Osco, 1300 S. Milwaukee Ave. More locations …
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Lake County Health Department is reminding residents to get their flu shots.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
If you haven't received your flu vaccination yet, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center encourages you to get one during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8. NIVW serves as a reminder that it is not too late to get a flu shot. "The holidays are a great time to spread good cheer but they also are a time when people can unwittingly spread germs," said Irene Pierce, the Health Department's Executive Director. "We often see a spike in the number of children out of school due to flu related illnesses in January. It is important to protect yourself and your family against the flu by practicing flu preventive steps over the holiday and every day." The Health Department is encouraging residents to remember …