The first weekly flu report of the new year shows that rates of flu-like illness continued their upward climb in the past seven days. This is consistent with how flu season tends to play out in this part of the country. If history is any guide, we can expect see flu continue to spread in our communities well into March and even later. All of this is to say that it’s absolutely not too late to protect yourself and your family from the worst of flu season by getting a flu shot. There continues to be plenty of flu vaccine available, so please contact your health care provider, your local board of health or your local pharmacy to get vaccinated!