Preventive care is the best weapon against flu and influenza. And it's not too late to get vaccinated.
Despite a shortage of flu shots at Princeton pharmacies last week, supplies are being replenished and nearly 150 people turned out for free flu shots at a free health fair at the former Princeton Hospital site on Witherspoon Street on Sunday. “Overall, the flu has hit earlier and faster than in past years,” said Dr. Craig Gronczewski, chairman, department of emergency medicine at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. “It’s affecting more people and driving volume to the emergency departments.” The key to combatting flu is preventive care, Gronczewski said. That means generally everyone over 6 months old should be vaccinated, washing hands frequently with soap and water or Purell and staying away from people who are …
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Friday, January 11
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in New Jersey than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Town-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in East Windsor that offer the vaccine: Rite Aid on Dutch Neck Road Walgreens on Princeton Hightstown Road Target Pharmacy on Princeton Hightstown Road CVS on Route 130 CVS on Abbington Drive More locations 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 …