This time last year, flu cases were substantially lower in Verona and Cedar Grove than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends.
Overall in New Jersey, activity is now well above what is considered "intense", while it was considered moderate to high at this time in 2012, according to Flu Trends.
The Verona Police Department has issued NIXLE alerts reminding residents to get a flu shot.
If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Verona and Cedar Grove that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course):
- The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 792 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove
- Walgreens, 342 Claremont Ave. in Verona.
- CVS, 387 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove.
- CVS, 1041 Pompton Ave, in Cedar Grove.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information: