By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Even during a pandemic, health experts are urging everyone to make sure they get a flu shot.READ MORE: Defense Rests Without Putting Sheldon Jeter On Stand, Closing Arguments Underway
Two months into flu season and the Pennsylvania Department of Health says there are 480 cases across the state.READ MORE: Police: Idaho Man Suspected In Multistate Crime Spree, Including Armed Robberies In Pittsburgh Area, Arrested In State Of Indiana
Flu activity is low in Pennsylvania, but the season usually peaks in January.
“Getting a flu vaccine will not only just help you from getting severely ill, but it will also protect your family, friends, health care providers who are already strained and exhausted from caring for our record numbers of COVID-19 patients,” said Ray Barishansky, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection.MORE NEWS: Dispute Over Ownership Of Underground Pipe On Seavey Rd. Complicates Repairs To Prevent Flash Flooding
So far, there are flu cases in 40 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.