The Center for Disease Control reports that significant increases in flu activity in the U.S. in the last two weeks indicate that an early flu season is under way—and that means in Dormont and Brookline, now might be the time to finally get that flu shot we've been putting off.
Flu shots high-dose flu shots and intradermal flu shots are offered at CVS pharmacies through March 31. Most insurances are accepted. More information about flu shots at CVS can be found on the CVS website.
The CVS Pharmacy in Dormont is at 3075 West Liberty Avenue, and the CVS Pharmacy in Brookline is at 500 Brookline Boulevard.
Already got the flu? The Allegheny County Health Department offers some tips on ways to fight the flu:
- Wash your hands often, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Avoid people who are sick. Stay home from work and school when you’re sick.
- Keep your distance from others when you’re sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw it away immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after touching any objects or surfaces that might be contaminated.
For more information from the county health department on who is at risk for getting the flu and what to do if you get sick, click here.