Influenza Activity is Widespread in Indiana; Strains Identified in Pulaski County

Pulaski County Public Health Nurse, Andrea Keller, told WKVI that influenza activity is widespread in Indiana and has been identified in Pulaski County. Influenza A and B are the strains that have been reported to her office, but no cases of the H1N1 flu have been reported. We are currently in the middle of the peak flu season.

The Pulaski County Health Department still has limited supplies of the seasonal flu vaccine, which protects against the current three strains of flu, including 2009 H1N1 Influenza A.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all persons over the age of six months old get an influenza vaccination. Flu shots for children 18 years of age and younger are free of charge and adult flu vaccinations are only $20.00. The Pulaski County Health Department flu clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and from 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET. For more information, call the Health Department at (574) 946-6080.