WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - No Shortage of Flu Vaccine as Illness Picks Up

No Shortage of Flu Vaccine as Illness Picks Up

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Flu is on the upswing in Illinois along with most of the rest of the nation.  Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold says almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died.  

Eight Chicago-area hospitals were turning away ambulances Monday night as they dealt with a flood of patients with flu-like symptoms.  U.S. health officials say the strain of influenza virus going around this year has been linked to more hospital admissions and deaths.  It isn't too late to get a flu shot, and there's no shortage of flu vaccine.  Dr. Julie Morita of the Chicago Department of Public Health says city residents can call 311 to find out where to get a free flu shot.

See other LocalNews news:

Charges Filed In Connection With Death of Jackson County Inmate
Fatal Carjacking Suspect Killed Near St. Louis Is Identified
Drew Peterson's Defense Rests After Calling 3 Witnesses
Centralia Man Once Again Free On Bond With Seven Felony and Three Felony Traffic Charges Pending
Bond Set at $150,000 for Centralia Woman Charged with 3 Counts of Theft




This Site logo