Influenza has not been a big scare yet in Starke or Pulaski Counties.
Starke County Health Nurse, Frank Lynch, said that flu numbers are down right now and no cases of H1N1 have been reported. Whooping cough has been a great concern around the state this season but no cases have been reported in Starke County. Lynch would like to remind Starke County residents that flu shots are available at his office, both adult and child doses. He also recommends that residents wash their hands frequently to avoid getting the flu and spreading germs. Call the Health Department at (574) 772-9137 to make an appointment to get your flu shot.
Terri Hansen, Director of Environmental Health at the Pulaski County Health Department, said that there have not been any influenza reports this season. A lot of people are experiencing a variety of viruses and bronchial issues, but no full blown cases of influenza. Hansen said that flu shots are available at the Pulaski County Health Department for both children and adults. The adult shot is $20 and it is free for children. The new Pulaski County Health Nurse, Andrea Keller, will administer flu shots. To schedule your flu shot, call (574) 946-6080.