BOISE -- We are at the peak of flu season right now.

While other states are battling the bug in a big way, Idaho is not seeing a lot of flu cases, and health officials hope it stays that way.

A free health screening is being held Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Fort Street, just East of 8th. It runs until 7 p.m.

>p>The Centers for Disease Control says there is minimal flu activity in Idaho right now.

But the CDC also says the flu is widespread across Idaho, meaning there's a little of it, all over.

They say it's not too late to get your flu shot, which you can get at this free community health screening put on by faculty and students from the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.

But this event is not just about the flu.

It's open to everyone, but focused on people in the community with no insurance or limited access to health care.

And they're screening for everything to help people keep from getting really sick.

We have the dental residents there to do a dental screening, said Rick Tivis, Co-Director of the Community Health Screening. We do a nutritional screening. We can do screening for Hepatitis and for HIV. Then, we do a physical assessment. We also do their glucose and their cholesterol levels.

Also, if someone is at risk for a serious disease, they will also find them a place that can give them free medical care.

If you miss today's health screening, there's another one exactly one month from now.

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