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: CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Onions
Two months into flu season and the Pennsylvania Department of Health says there are 480 cases across the state.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Front Expected To Bring Afternoon Rain Showers And Possible Thunderstorms
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: Jeep Catches Fire After Crashing Into Pole On Saw Mill Run Boulevard
So far, there are flu cases in 40 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.