It has been a deadly flu season for much of the country, but things are starting to take a turn here on the SouthCoast.

If you have made it through this past flu season without being sick...you just might be in the clear.

Local hospitals are reporting that the number of people coming in for flu complications are starting to level out.

That means the number of flu cases have been the same week to week, rather than growing each week, as they did in January and most of February.

Still, medical experts say don't count out the flu shot just yet.

If you still haven't gotten yours, you may want to do so ASAP in order to truly avoid catching anything this season.

With the milder temperatures, more people will be looking to get out in the fresh air...and some of those people may not be 100 percent flu-free.

More people out means more chances for you to catch the flu--so you're not quite out of the woods yet.

A last-minute flu shot as well as good health practices, like washing your hands often (especially before you eat), can go a long way in helping you avoid the tail end of flu season.