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CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Winnetka, Glencoe or Northfield

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were much lower in Chicago than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Wilmette-Kenilworth-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)

Overall in Chicago, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in the area that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):

Conney's Pharmacy: 736 Elm St., Winnetka

Walgreens: 63 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe

Walgreens: 353 Park Ave., Glencoe

Walgreens: 1825 Willow Rd., Northfield

Dominick's Finer Foods: 1822 Willow Rd., Northfield

According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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