Flu Season Coming On Strong

The Bond County Health Department

It looks like the flu bug is coming on pretty strong across Illinois this year. Stats from the state health department show more than 100 people have already been admitted into hospital intensive care units for treatment. No deaths have been reported. Officials are urging people to get a flu shot to help keep the bug at bay.

The Bond County Health Department reported last week that over the course of five days, 27 cases were reported, where there had been only four cases reported in the entire month of November.

Flu shots are available at the Bond County Health Department on a walk-in basis for adults. For a flu shot for a child, please call for an appointment. For additional information, call the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442 ext. 126.