There are numerous community testing sites, as well as a large supply of no-cost, at-home tests available at various Wake County government locations. Drive-Thru COVID-19 and Flu Testing Wake County Public Health has partnered with Mako Medical and OptumServe to provide NO-COST, drive-thru PCR testing for COVID-19 and the Flu at the locations below. Pre-registration […]

We’ve heard multiple stories about how deadly this year’s flu virus outbreak is. Now the story has hit home. A 6-year-old girl in Cary recently lost her battle with the flu virus.     Remember, it’s not too late to get your flu vaccine!     Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark  

During one of the worst flu seasons on record, a segment on Good Morning America pointed out exactly how un-safe you are from getting the flu. Here are the dirty details you need to know right now.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark  

The number of flu deaths continues to rise, young children, older people, and those with health conditions are most at risk. According to the CDC, ten people died in the past week bringing the total number of deaths to thirty-two. Two of those deaths involved children between the ages of five and seventeen, while the […]

Safety and fun is the focus at this years North Carolina State. Officials with the Department of Labor are confident each ride is safe and will continue to inspect and monitor rides throughout the Fair. You may recall an incident last year with the Vortex ride which sent five people to the hospital and left […]

Dr. Ray Deloney is a physician and CEO of Vitascripts, a health and wellness company. The Xavier University graduate with degrees in both biology and…

Wake County will kick-off weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics today, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Public Health Center, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh.Flu vaccines will be available at the Public Health Center each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the weekly clinics, people can also schedule an appointment to […]

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the 2012-2013 flu season is particularly bad. The virus has spread to 47 states and 20 people have died so far this season. LISTEN

Handshakes and high-fives are being replaced with fist and elbow bumps. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity has been elevated for the past four consecutive weeks. It is not too late to get vaccinated! The CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for those who have not had their annual flu […]

North Carolina’s flu death toll stood at 14 this season after three more deaths this week, and public health officials urged people to get flu shots, wash their hands and take other preventative measures. Six of this year’s flu deaths were among children, when usually one or two will die from the virus, said Zack […]

The “flu shot” — an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. When to Get Vaccinated Yearly flu vaccination should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available and continue throughout the influenza season, into December, January, and beyond. This is because the timing and […]

VIA: WNCN.COM Two Durham County children have the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. “These results remind us that influenza is a year-round problem,” said State Public Health Director Jeff Engel. “It also confirms that it is not too early to get immunized against flu.” […]