It’s only November, but already flu has reached the Gulf Coast.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Alabama is the only state to have local influenza activity.
The cases have popped up in our area: Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh and Escambia counties.
Florida also has some mild flu activity reported in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties.
Doctors we checked with for this week’s “What’s Going Around” are also treating people with the flu or flu-like symptoms.
Doctor Darren Waters with Greater Mobile Urgent Care says his offices are seeing more cases of Influenza A.
He says they are still treating people with strep throat and acute sinusitis.
Up in Grove Hill Doctor Ralph Neal reports seeing several patients present with sore throat/fever and flu-like symptoms.
Doctor Richard Palesano with Premier Medical has been seeing a lot of patients with cough, nasal congestion, and tonsillitis.
The CDC has made it pretty easy for anyone to find out where they can get a flu shot. Just click here to visit their website and look for
the “Flu Vaccine Finder” on the right side of the screen. Type in your zip code and list of pharmacies offering the flu vaccine pops right up.
No appointment is needed at most locations but some may have already run out, so it’s best to check with your preferred
location before you arrive.