Q: Are we expected to have a bad flu season this year?
A: We checked in with Carilion Clinic's Dr. Thomas Kerkering, about this year's flu forecast.
He says, "There will be influenza this year, but whether it will be a severe flu season or not, has yet to be determined."
* Flu shots will be available in September
* Dr. Kerkering suggests getting the flu vaccine when it becomes available
* Use common sense for preventing the spread of germs