South Shore: Flu Season Continues To Impact Region

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention YouTube Channel

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention YouTube Channel

The South Shore continues to feel the effect of Flu season.

Connie Schmidt, Manager of Infection Prevention and Control at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth tells WATD News the flu is being seen throughout the area. 


Schmidt says that while the flu vaccine is effective it doesn’t guarantee individuals won’t get sick. 


Schmidt says there are many possible reasons for this. 


Schmidt also advises taking these steps if you get the flu. 


Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season could continue well into March.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.