Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.
Up to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.
Flu season is almost here and Governor Quinn has already gotten his shot.
Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.
Doctors have been seeing an increase in flu cases, marking the earliest start to the flu season in nearly a decade.
The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a chill in the air, so you can be sure that flu season is just around the corner.
The following is a list of flu shot clinics offered throughout the city.
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, licensed cab drivers can get a free flu shot at O’Hare International Airport.