It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot & This Year You May Want To!

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting widespread flu activity across the state and that is more severe than last year. Since the beginning of the influenza season, CDPH has received reports of 14 influenza-associated deaths, including a child younger than 18 years of age. Hospitals and medical clinics statewide have been impacted by a surge in influenza patients.

For anyone who has not yet received a flu shot this season, it is not too late.  Because it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against influenza, it is best to get vaccinated as soon as possible. CDPH recommends all Californians aged six month and older, including pregnant women, should get the annual flu vaccine.

Along with getting immunized, there are some precautions you can take to help avoid catching the flu, as well as other illnesses. Learn more by watching this VIDEO:

For additional resources or more information about influenza visit the CDPH Influenza Webpage.

Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, and the Winters Storms of 2017. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

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