Flu hitting Big Island schools; vaccination program starts next month

Tandy Newsome, director of quality management at Hilo Medical Center, demonstrates how she would give a flu shot at the Hawaii Island Family Health Center in Hilo Medical Center. (Hawaii Tribune-Herald/file)

KAILUA-KONA — Big Island schools have been back in session for a month, and already cases of influenza are being reported among the student population and staff members.