DOH touts flu shots

Provided by Hawaii State Department of Health Disease Outbreak Control Division This chart indicates the population-based rates of positive influenza cases in Hawaii by age group during the 2021-22 influenza season.

KELSEY WALLING photos/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy student Kellen Sakamoto gives Kip Kauka a flu shot Friday during the Akamai Living Health Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

As Hawaii enters flu season in October, the state Department of Health already has reported a slight uptick in outpatient visits from influenza-like illness.