Increase in Flu Cases in East Alabama

By now, we all know someone who's had or is now suffering with body aches, sore throat, coughing and chills. There's been an increase of cases this year in East Alabama.

Experts say that's because people want what they can't have. Meaning, people aren't getting flu shots.   Keetha Kratzer with the East Alabama Medical Center says, "When there is a shortage people seem to want to go and get that vaccine, when they don't have a shortage, it's just not on their list of things to do today.:

The CDC says it's still not too late, but allow two weeks for the vaccine to take full effect and hope you don't catch it in the meantime.