flu season http://wkyufm.org en County Health Clinics in Tennessee Offering Free Flu Vaccines http://wkyufm.org/post/county-health-clinics-tennessee-offering-free-flu-vaccines <p>Tennessee's county health department clinics are now offering free flu vaccines to people of all ages until supplies are depleted.</p><p>The state Health Department reports that seasonal influenza is now widespread in Tennessee.</p><p>The Department urges all Tennesseans to get vaccinated now to help protect themselves and those around them from the virus.</p><p>The Health Department operates clinics in 89 of Tennessee's 95 counties.</p><p>Because vaccine supplies vary from county to county, residents are urged to contact their local county health departments for more information.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:58:21 +0000 Associated Press 23275 at http://wkyufm.org County Health Clinics in Tennessee Offering Free Flu Vaccines Increasing Flu Cases in Kentucky Close School System http://wkyufm.org/post/increasing-flu-cases-kentucky-close-school-system <p>Kentucky health officials say flu cases are being seen earlier this year.&nbsp; State epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says it's hard to predict if that could mean a more severe flu season or if we'll reach peak season earlier. "We've already reached what we call a regional level of flu activity in the state and that's one level away from widespread and that's the highest category," explains Humbaugh.</p><p>Flu season in Kentucky typically peaks in January or February.&nbsp; The earliest flu activity this season was reported in August in eastern Kentucky.&nbsp; Dr. Humbaugh says the number of statewide cases has climbed over the past few weeks.&nbsp;</p><p>The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of six months.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:51:01 +0000 Kentucky News Network & Lisa Autry 23264 at http://wkyufm.org