December 12, 2017 – Hello, Raleigh. Welcome to cold and flu season.
Today’s RCAM Flu Update:
We are seeing lots of colds, and – fortunately – so far not a lot of flu. You can see from the table above that our suspicion of flu has risen as we are performing more flu tests but we are not getting many positives.
This matches how the Center for Disease Control (CDC) characterizes influenza in North Carolina as only “local activity“.
We know it’s coming – typically January and February are our more active flu months (this graphic from the NC Division of Public Health shows the last 2 years case of influenza peaked around February 24th).
Therefore, it is important to point out that it is not too late to get your flu shot – the best known flu prevention.
We still have plenty of flu vaccine at RCAM. If for some reason you can’t make it in to see us, here are places where you can still get your flu shot.
Today’s Holiday Card Update:
It is not too late to send us your holiday cards!