LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State health officials are urging people get a flu shot after the first cases of influenza have been confirmed in Douglas County.
Nebraska chief medical officer Dr. Joann Schaefer says the flu has shown up a little early and a flu shot should be a priority.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. It's especially important the very young and old, those with health problems and pregnant women.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services began flu surveillance on Sept. 30. It shows where the flu is and how fast it's spreading.