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CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Batavia

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Chicago than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Batavia-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)

Overall in Illinois, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Batavia that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):

  • Batavia Osco, 129 S. Randall Road
  • Batavia Target, 115 N. Randall Road
  • Batavia Walgreens, 1918 W. Fabyan Parkway

According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

R G December 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Really? The flu and chickenpox are both part of life. Deal with it. We don't need vaccines for every sickness there is. The problem is that now most women are working outside the home to pay for their abundance of stuff, and they cannot "afford" to be home with their children while they are sick.

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