Flu is widespread in Arizona with 2,629 more cases reported than this time last year, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today. As of Dec. 20, there have been 2,976 cases of flu reported compared to 347 for the same time period in 2016, which is a 758 percent increase in flu activity.
This is the highest number of seasonal cases this early since influenza tests became reportable. During the past two seasons, Arizona did not reach widespread activity until February.
Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced the first confirmed influenza case in Coconino County this flu season. The individual, who has recovered, resides in the northern part of the County. This begins the 2016 – 2017 flu season in Coconino County.
Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) is offering several opportunities to get your flu shout between October and December. Here is the complete list of special events and locations where you can get your flu shot. Flu shots at these special event locations will be free of charge.
Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials confirmed the first case of influenza within the County for the 2014-2015 flu season.
The case involving a Flagstaff resident, who is recovering, marks the beginning of flu season in the County. There have been 131 confirmed cases of flu reported in Arizona this flu season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over 6 months old be vaccinated and those who are at a higher risk of illness, including: