Tuscaloosa, AL – The peak of the flu season is right around the corner. And with a shortage of doses across the U.S., not every person is able to get this sickness fighting vaccine. Alabama Public Radio's Bobby Puppione reports more residents in Alabama are receiving the flu vaccine this week.
"Tomorrow will be my oldest daughter's 38th birthday and I remember that 38 years ago today I was in the hospital because I had contacted the flu and it made me very, very weak."
Undated – Weather forecasters are wary of a weather system that's expected to start entering the state Wednesday night. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to become numerous late Wednesday and early Thursday as a strong cold front approaches the state. The bad weather is expected to enter northwest Alabama around six A-M Thursday and will cross the state for the following several hours. Heavy rainfall, large hail and strong wind gusts may be possible with this storm system.