Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: According to data on Google's Flu Trends, Danbury-specific data is not available on Flu Trends, but Connecticut is experiencing a similar flu season to last year.
Overall in Connecticut, activity is considered moderate to high now, while it was considered moderate to high at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Trends range from Intense (bad flu season) to Minimal (fewer cases.)
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here is a place in Danbury that offers the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):
The VNA is offering this flu clinic on Dec. 18 at 4 Liberty St.
According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country.
Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.
Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information: