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CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Danvers

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Danvers than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. While Danvers-specific data is not available, flu cases are up right now over the same time last year in the greater-Boston area, according to Google's Flu Trends.

Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Danvers that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):

Costco

CVS

Newbury Street (Route 1 northbound)

Maple Street (Danvers Square)

Endicott Street (Endicott Plaza)

Walgreens

High Street

The pharmacy at Target did administer flu shots but used up its doses before Thanksgiving. There is a pharmacy at WalMart but it does not administer flu shots.

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According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

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