Hospital preparing for upcoming flu season

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Moving into fall will also mark the beginning of flu season.

Liz Healy, infection control specialist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says flu cases were down over the past two years.

Healy says there are ways people can avoid catching the flu.

Healy says there should be enough flu vaccine available for those that want the shots.

The vaccine should be ready for general distribution by late September.

The CDC is expecting H1N1 and H3N2 flu viruses to be dominant this season.