Why is the flu so bad this year?

Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Seattle. According to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Dr. Marielle Fricchione, medical director of the immunization program at the Chicago Department of Public Health, joins Bill and Wendy to talk about why the flu season seems to be peaking early in Illinois. She also explains why it’s important to get the flu shot every year.

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