Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States. Overall in Michigan, activity is considered high now, while it was low at this time in 2011, according to Google's Flu Trends.
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some Ferndale area locations that offer the vaccine:
- Rite Aid, 22346 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, 248-542-1925
- CVS/Pharmacy Store, 900 West Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, 248-543-9940
- CVS/Pharmacy Store, 539 East 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, 248-414-5761
- Kroger Pharmacy, 8920 West Eight Mile Road in Ferndale, 248-414-7232
According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country.
Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.
Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information: