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Californians urged to get flu shots; vaccination rates for health care workers released
Lake County News

State public health officials are urging Californians to get immunized against influenza as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which this year takes place Dec. 4-10, and also are taking steps to encourage more vaccinations among health care workers based on the findings of a newly released report.

Each year in the United States more than 200,000 people are hospitalized, and as many as 49,000 people die after contracting influenza.