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Flu season: How bad is it?

A flu epidemic has spread to 41 states much earlier than normal peak flu seasons. (Source: WEWS/WFM/CNN) A flu epidemic has spread to 41 states much earlier than normal peak flu seasons. (Source: WEWS/WFM/CNN)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Some are calling it the worst flu season in recent years - 47 states have reported widespread flu activity. 

Some of the highest levels of people contracting the flu are here in the south, and a local mother explains how these numbers make her feel.

"I got a 2-year-old, so I've got to be really careful. Just take the proper precaution and do what [you] need to do to as far as not getting that bug, because that is a serious bug going around right now," Columbus mother Stephanie Banks.

The flu shot is the best protection against the flu, but since more than 128 million shots have  been distributed nation-wide, flu vaccine supplies are dwindling.

The following is a list of where you can get your flu shot locally:

RITE AID
Macon Road                    
Wynnton Road
Doubles Churches Road
Beaver Run Road                 

CVS
Macon Road                         
Hilton Avenue                     
S. Lumpkin Road  
Crawford Road (AL)   
Summerville Road (AL)    
  
WALGREENS
Macon Road
Veterans Parkway and Williams Road                      
Wynnton Road             
Buena Vista Road
Crawford Road (AL)          

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