Effingham, Il (Via Peoria, IL) – The flu is still hitting folks in central Illinois hard. OSF, which operates hospitals and clinics across the middle of the state, yesterday said they’ve seen about 150 cases over the past week in just Bloomington-Normal.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says over 100 people have had to be hospitalized for the flu so far this season.
While the number of cases in Effingham County has not been confirmed, doctors still urge for residents to receive flu shots.
Courtesy of Benjamin Yount; Metro News
Crystal Schutzbach, clinic coordinator at the Effingham County Health Department spoke to us saying, “It is not too late to get a flu shot.”
“While the effectiveness of the shot is not as high there is still coverage for those who are avoiding getting the flu.”