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CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Plainview

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the New York metropolitan area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Plainview-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)

Overall in New York, activity is considered high now, higher than at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Plainview that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):

CVS Drugs South Oyster Bay Road.

Walgreens, South Oyster Bay Road.

CVS Drugs Morton Village.

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:

plainview lifer December 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
We had our flu shot at CVS on South Oyster Bay Rd. The pharmacist <Catherine> was very professional and courteous. We usually go to the doctors office but this was so much more convenient and she was very friendly

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