Flu Shot

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
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Amid the holiday season comes another one: flu season. In Greene County, there were 88 cases of the illness as of Dec. 2, according to Kathryn Wall, public information administrator for the Springfield Greene County Health Department.

Wall said reports of the flu tend to increase around the holiday season when people do a lot traveling and tend to be within close quarters of others. 

“That’s why we really push for flu vaccine in October to really get ahead of it,” Wall added. 

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Influenza is starting to be seen in Greene County.  Michele Skalicky reports, as people gather for the holidays, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department wants you to protect yourself. 

Thanksgiving is over, but other holidays will soon be here, and people will get together to share food and friendship.  They might also share something else—illness.

According to Springfield-Greene County Health Department spokesperson Kathryn Wall, there have been nine confirmed cases of the flu so far this season in Greene County.