Health officials are reporting widespread influenza outbreaks in 47 of 50 states, up from just a week ago.
The city of Beverly hosted several flu clinics earlier in the season. Yesterday Beverly Hospital hosted a last-minute flu-shot clinic with their leftover supply of 200 vaccines. Minute clinics and local pharmacies have seen swarms of those looking to prevent the flu.
So, we want to hear from you. Did you get a flu shot this year?
If so, did you get it early on in the season, or after a state of emergency was declared in Boston? Do you get one every year?
Check out these tips to prevent the flu, courtesy of the Red Cross.