Twenty-nine states, including Georgia, are now reporting high incidents of influenza-like illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The information is for the week ending Dec. 29. The flu season normally peaks in January and February, still experts say the recent reports are higher than normal.
"Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons,” said Dr. Joe Bresee, Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the CDC’s Influenza Division, in a CDC press release. "Anyone who has not already been vaccinated should do so now."
In addition, the CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment when appropriate at this time.
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in the Lilburn area that offer the vaccine:
- 4101 Five Forks Trickum Road, (770) 381-2884
- CVS 4100 Five Forks Trickum Road, (770) 921-8071
- CVS Pharmacy 650 Rockbridge Road, (770) 381-0637
- Walgreens 5435 Five Forks Trickum Road Sw, Stone Mountain, (770) 935-5607
You can find more locations here or by typing in your ZIP Code above.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information: