Dr. Dean Sienko of the Ingham County Health Department warns that the flu season is expected to peak in the next few weeks. Although warmer weather has helped keep the number of area flu cases minimal, he says the virus may be headed our way.
"A few weeks ago we saw a lot of activity in the West Coast and Southwest. And now we're seeing it in the Plains States. So indeed, the epidemic may be moving in our direction."
Dr. Seinko recommends that everyone get the flu vaccine. He says it's not too late. "It takes about two weeks for the flu shot to give you protection. So if someone hasn't received a flu shot, they should come in now and get one."
The Ingham County Health Department is now taking walk-ins for the flu shot. For more information you can call 887-4316.