Early Flu season locally

Doctors with Primary Urgent Care on Genesee Street told NEWSChannel 2 the flu season is starting much earlier than in 2016. They're recommending everyone get their flu shots.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:28 PM

UTICA- Doctors with Primary Urgent Care on Genesee Street told NEWSChannel 2 the flu season is starting much earlier than in 2016. They're recommending everyone get their flu shots.

Dr. Rebecca LaValley said she started seeing patients with the flu in October. She said currently, nine people have tested positive for the flu at Primary Urgent Care, and eight of those were unvaccinated.

She said most of them come in with aches, a slight fever, sore throat, nausea and vomiting.

LaValley advises everyone to get their vaccines because it could alleviate some of the symptoms. "People like to say the vaccine isn't 100%, well nothing in life is 100% but I would sure put my bet on taking some protection versus no protection," she added.

She said children and elderly indiviuals are more at risk.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 396598

Reported Deaths: 32157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21673023159
Nassau419882186
Suffolk415851983
Westchester350201426
Rockland13629668
Orange10766478
Erie7462639
Dutchess4238151
Monroe3922273
Onondaga2928188
Albany2145121
Ulster182586
Oneida172597
Sullivan145648
Putnam133563
Niagara127788
Schenectady83137
Broome75258
Rensselaer56330
Saratoga56214
Columbia47437
Madison36317
Orleans28251
Ontario27833
Steuben26941
Warren26830
Greene26318
Fulton26124
Washington24614
Genesee2395
St. Lawrence2232
Oswego2063
Wayne1833
Tompkins1780
Herkimer1723
Chenango1495
Chemung1462
Tioga14524
Chautauqua1317
Livingston1318
Cattaraugus1276
Cayuga1202
Montgomery1194
Clinton1014
Wyoming965
Jefferson930
Delaware914
Otsego865
Seneca700
Allegany631
Schoharie580
Cortland500
Yates486
Essex470
Franklin330
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Oneonta
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 74°
Herkimer
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Thendara
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 70°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left