The Flu Outbreak in the United States is officially an epidemic. According to the CDC it has spread to 47 states. The outbreak is causing quite a scare. At the York City Bureau of Health appointments are booked. “We got an absolutely unusual amount of calls for flu. So we are actually booked,” says Debra Stoops. “Usually by this time of the flu season we are winding down. The flu hit us a little bit earlier this year. Probably close to a month earlier than usual and we are still giving out flu shots.”
Shakira Brown took her kids to get their shots after hearing just how bad the flu is this year. “Where I work at, it’s a lot of people getting sick so I don’t want them to get sick. I got mine at work, and usually I get them theirs at the doctors office. I got it last year. I didn’t think it would be really bad until you know, the news. And all of the people who are getting sick, all of the people at my job are getting sick. I work with a lot of geriatric people and a lot of them have gotten sick, like hospitalized, with their sicknesses,” says Brown.
The York City Bureau of Health will hold two walk-in Flu Shot clinics this Thursday and Friday for people who live in the city. They will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
435 W. Philadelphia St.
York, PA 17401
Phone: (717) 849-2299