Flu Season Winding Down Locally


AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- The flu may still be widespread in Virginia, but flu season is beginning to wind down.

The Centers for Disease Control says the virus responsible for swine flu has been most active since the big scare back in 2009.

In some parts of the Valley, vaccines have all been used up, while other doctors say they're seeing a drop in demand for the flu shot.

Experts say it's never too late to get the flu shot, but one doctor in Harrisonburg told us over phone that some of his patients still get sick, even though they had the shot.

We checked with a doctor in Augusta County for an explanation of the symptoms.

"You could be, because it's winter time, and you do have the other respiratory viruses too. So you could be harboring infection like a regular rhino virus, and it just so happens that it hit you by the time of the flu shot," explained Dr. Amanda Guedes with Augusta Health.

Flu season usually wraps up around the start of spring.


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