The CDC released a free application last month that allows users to access current influenza recommendations and influenza activity updates. You can click here to download. You’ll be able to check our where we are relative to the rest of the country and view the new methods of analysis presented on the new site.  On our flu website you’ll be able to get more state specific analysis…  including surveillance that shows our cases are headed up about 2 months earlier than last year…  and that the circulating strains match the vaccine- meaning that the flu shot continues to provide good protection this year.