Doctors warning of flu season ahead, other illnesses going around

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“Since the beginning of fall hit, we’ve been seeing a lot of sinus infections as well as a lot of upper respiratory infections,” Kelsey Mirabal, a Physician Assistant at Rochester Urgent Care said.

Mirabal says while that’s normal for this time of year, the number of patients coming into their office is not.

“[There’s] probably 25 percent more patients than we do this time of year.”

Mirabal says many are catching what you might think of as the common ailments.

“We have seen a couple of confirmed flu cases here in our Urgent Care, as well as what I would say is the start of cold and flu season,” she said.

Dr. Megan Lasaponara with English Road Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine says the flu is a concern for kids right now.

“I expect this is going to be quite a significant flu season, so we’ve really been encouraging people to get flu shots.”

Lasaponara says their flu shot clinics have booked up fast

“Today was already booked up as of Friday. I am warning as many parents as I can that kids get vaccinated early.”

For a link to flu shot clinics and more, click here

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