The whole country it has come down with the flu! If you watch those stories and maps they keep showing on TV news, that's exactly what you might think. Here's the truth and what you can do about it.

Yes, it's bad. No, it's not the worst as some might try to make you think. Once you have it, according to a recent article and story on CNN, there's not much you can do but ride it out and treat the symptoms. The best advise is don't run to the emergency room, call your family Doctor and seek their advise on the steps you should take at your particular stage of the flu.

If you still haven't been infected, you can still get a flu shot, if you can find one.

Possible Locations to try:

  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Target
  • Albertsons
  • Doctors Offices
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Local County Health Units

You are strongly urged to call ahead to make sure they have the shots in stock, whether they take insurance, or if you have to file your own insurance papers. Prices seem to vary from $22 to $38 each.

Wash your hands, a lot. Good luck!