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CDPH Urges Vaccination as Influenza Cases Spread in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that influenza activity has reached “widespread” levels and urges vaccination. Since the season began, CDPH has received reports of three deaths as well as 29 severe influenza cases that resulted in intensive care unit admission in patients 64 years of age and younger. In the U.S., influenza activity reaches its highest levels between December and February, and may continue through May. According to CDPH, the flu specimens that have been tested match very closely to the current vaccine strains, assuring protection against the flu.

For more information about influenza, visit the CDPH influenza web page. To receive a flu vaccine at a location near you, visit the Vaccine Finder.