The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season in Kansas.

KDHE said in a news release four cases were reported from a South Central Kansas hospital. While influenza activity has not been widespread in Kansas, there are localized pockets of high activity in other parts of the country, accompanied by reports of severe influenza illness.

“The arrival of our first influenza cases of the season serve as an important reminder that it is not too late to get your flu vaccine,” said KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer Susan Mosier. “Influenza activity typically peaks in Kansas during winter months.”

Moser urged everyone to get vaccinated in order to protect against being sickened by the flu.

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