Flu cases a hot topic Healthcare Emergency Operations Coordinating Committee
REGION, N.Y. -- The increase in flu cases is on the table Wednesday for the Healthcare
Emergency Operations Coordinating Committee.
in Albany and Rensselaer Counties meet monthly with county and state health
officials, plus representatives from fire and law enforcement.
is their first meeting since the governor temporarily allowed pharmacists to
give flu shots to children as young as six months in an effort to help prevent
the flu from spreading further.
a busy time of year with other things circulating in the community as far as
other illnesses, so when you put additional volume on top of what already is a
very busy time we want to make sure we stay ahead of it so we won't play catch-up
later," said Scott Heller, the director of emergency management at Albany Med
adds that flu cases may have already peaked in the Capital Region. He won't
know until the latest numbers come in, but advises we should still follow the
three rules: good hand washing, coughing into your sleeve, and getting a flu
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