Lexington Medical Center has seen a sharp increase in flu cases in recent weeks.
South Carolina usually sees an increase in flu in January and February.
SC DHEC reports that our state is having an early and busy flu season and that the flu has reached widespread levels in SC.
SC has experienced the first flu related death earlier than normal.
With flu activity increasing and family and friends gathering for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine.
Once vaccinated, you can enjoy this holiday season knowing that you have taken the single best step to protect your loved ones, your patients and yourself against the flu.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop full protective immunity.
Flu vaccination is safe, and cannot give you the flu.