How to prevent the flu, and how to get a cure

Health care workers in northern Westchester County are taking some precautions for flu shots as the county recovers from a pandemic that has already killed more than 200 people.

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Robert Johnson says he’s not seeing any cases of influenza in the county.

But county officials are advising residents to take flu shots at least every two weeks.

In the past, flu shots have not been a problem in the area, but Johnson says the situation is more complicated now.

He says the county has seen a “very significant increase” in cases of the flu.

People should not get vaccinated on a Sunday or a Tuesday, he said.