Flu Cases Rising In South Central Kentucky

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The number of state that are reporting flu cases on the widespread level have doubled in the past week. According to the CDC, flu season peaks in January and February. In the bluegrass, the flu isn't considered widespread yet but medical workers said that doesn't mean Kentucky is out of the woods just yet.

"It's just recently been kicking up in this area. We've had more positive flu cases come in. We did have a strong group of people coming in before getting their flu shots, starting actually in October." said Pharmacist, Jarrod Ramsey.

Though it's the peak of the season, that doesn't mean it's too late to get a shot. Most pharmacies in the area are still giving flu vaccinations. According to the CDC those shots saved more than 6 million people from getting the virus last year.

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