Dr. Peramsetty: Flu Hits Tuscaloosa, AL & UA With A Vengeance
Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty reports seeing lots of flu cases in Tuscaloosa and at the University of Alabama. Dr. Peramsetty says his offices have been flooded with patients having flu-like symptoms.
Last year flu cases were low because of all the COVID precautions, such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand hygiene.
Now, people are no longer following those sorts of precautions. A lot of people are not vaccinated for the flu, which is why we're seeing a huge increase in flu cases.
All persons aged six months and older are recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Flu shots are appropriate for most people. We are offering flu vaccines at all of our clinic locations.
As of last week, Tuscaloosa has had a total number of 35,768 COVID cases with an increase of two, and a total of 636 confirmed deaths. An average of 23 cases per day was reported in Tuscaloosa County, a 20% decrease from the average two weeks ago.
Listen to Dr. Peramsetty’s radio Q& A HERE.
Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty is the official physician on call for the 953 Bear Steve & DC Morning Show.