Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: Overall in New Jersey, activity is considered high now, according to Flu Trends.
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in the Caldwells that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):
Flu shots are available at participating ShopRite stores for $19.99. The vaccine is recommended each year for adults, according to ShopRite.
CVS Pharmacy is offering flu shots in every store, every day. You can make an appointment online or just walk-in. Insurance is accepted including Medicare Part B.
Walgreens in West Caldwell is offering flu shots as well. Walk-in or schedule an appointment online. Most insurance accepted.
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 Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.
Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information: