flu season

Local News
2:03 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Indiana Encourages Flu Vaccination; Gov. Mike Pence Gets His

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence getting a flu vaccine.
Credit Indiana Governor's Office

Indiana officials are encouraging Hoosiers to be vaccinated against the influenza virus — and the state's new governor on Thursday heeded the call.

Here's more from the governor's office:

The 2012/13 flu season has been severe across the nation, with a higher number of hospitalizations and deaths than in recent years. Flu season typically lasts from October through May, so it's not too late to become vaccinated. 

Hoosiers can get information on locations offering flu vaccines here.

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Local News
4:41 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Kentucky Flu Activity 'Widespread,' Vaccinations Urged

The Kentucky Department for Public Health says flu activity across the commonwealth has increased to widespread, meaning there are outbreaks of the illness in at least half of the state’s regions.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Craig Humbaugh says the flu usually peaks from January through March.

"In fact, last year’s flu season was relatively late in coming, and this year’s flu season is starting early," he said.