Flu season is just beginning, and so far, there are no widespread outbreaks in North Carolina.
The Craven County Health Department says this flu season is already looking very different from last year. The Centers for Disease Control says the vaccine this year is a very good match for the types of flu they are seeing.
Teresa Ellen, nursing director of the Craven County Health Department says it's still important to get vaccinated. "Flu season typically peaks in late January early February time frame so we haven't quite reached peak flu season yet so we're not getting excited at this point that we're not seeing a lot of flu activity up to this point."
Ellen says that it's always important to wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and to stay home when sick. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available in our area.