Neha Vyas

A photo of Tamiflu packaging and pills.

The flu is worse than usual this year, due to the vaccine’s limited protection against the current strain. Now it may be even harder to deal with, due to a recent shortage of generic Tamiflu in Northeast Ohio. Tamiflu is an antiviral which is used to shorten the course of the illness.

Dr. Neha Vyas, a Cleveland Clinic family physician, says the name brand medication is still available, but can be expensive.