Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, the number of flu cases were lower in Connecticut than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends, from low in December 2011 to moderate trending toward high in December 2012.
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Brookfield that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):
- 215 Federal Road
- 200 Federal Road
- 14 Candlewood Lake Road
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: