How Likely Are You to Get Sick This Winter?

It’s been a tough December so far—here’s what to expect from the rest of it.

Photo: Anna Knott

Given that the Farmers’ Almanac predicts this December will be harsher than last, it might be wise to stock up on cold remedies now.

57%

of Illinois residents didn’t get a flu shot last year.

8%

of Chicago ER trips in December 2012 were for the flu—a three-year high.

29°

is the average temperature forecasted by the Farmers’ Almanac for Illinois this month.

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