SAN ANTONIO – South Texas is divided between two groups of people right now: those who are sick and those who are doing everything possible to avoid becoming sick.
Doctors say you better watch out even if you haven’t gotten sick yet.
We’re not even at the normal peak of flu season – late January to early February – and they’re already predicting a second peak will hit us.
Body aches, fever, coughing – a triple whammy that sent Yana Kaplan to the doctor to get a flu test.
"I think every member of my household has been here and today it's my turn,” she says.
Dr. Evan Ratner from Impact Urgent Care says his waiting room has been packed for a solid month.
"We've seen a lot of people with fever,” Dr. Ratner says. “A lot of people with sore throats. A lot of people with coughing, body aches and feeling really, really miserable."
Doctors are urging patients if they haven’t gotten a flu shot, get one now.
It takes a few weeks for the shot to kick in, and you’ll need it – because some years, there’s a second peak of flu season, and 2013 is shaping up to be one of those years.
"Temperature, the weather affects it and how soon it starts,” Thomas Schlenker with Metro Health says. “Christmas vacation affects it a lot because people get together and share it with each other."
And not even the people who treat the flu are immune – just ask the medical staff at San Antonio Urgent Care.
"We've had - just about every member of our staff has been down with one viral illness or another over the past month,” Dr. Carl Erickson from San Antonio Urgent Care says.
News 4 WOAI checked with pharmacies all over town to find out which ones have Tamiflu in stock, which ones are out and where you can find it for the best price. Click here for that report.