The Division of Public Health reports that a small cluster of H1N1 cases appeared in North Carolina in August, serving as a good reminder that it’s not too early to be vaccinated.
“This year’s vaccine protects against the most anticipated strains of flu, including H1N1,” said Dr. Robin Cummings, deputy secretary for Health Services and acting state health director. “Vaccine is already widely available and an immunization now can protect you throughout the flu season.”
In North Carolina, flu season typically begins in October and can run as late as May.
Information about flu activity through the season and a flu vaccine finder will be available on-line at www.flu.nc.gov beginning Oct. 1.