Flu on upswing in Kane County
The Kane County Health Department is reporting elevated levels of flu.
The department says 8.5% of emergency room visits in the county for the week ending Dec. 28 were related to influenza-like illness, up from 6% the previous week.
The department has flu shots available to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at its Aurora walk-in clinic at 1240 N. Highland Ave. No appointment is necessary, but supplies are limited.
While most public insurance covers the cost of the shot, the department applies an administration fee. The out-of-pocket cost per shot for those without public insurance will be $23.87. The department does not accept private insurance.
To access the department's weekly influenza reports, and for facts about influenza, visit http://kanehealth.com/Pages/Flu.aspx. For details, call the department's immunization phone line at (630) 444-3188.