By Jos A lvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Local flu cases behind last year's pace


Last updated 11/24/2018 at 10:04am

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu shot every year.

Even though fewer flu cases are being reported this season compared to last, the County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding San Diegans to get vaccinated to avoid getting sick.

A total of 189 lab-confirmed flu cases have been reported this season, less than half the 441 cases that had been reported at the same time last year.

"While fewer people have been sick with the flu this year, we never know how severe a season is really going to be," said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., county public health officer. "If you have not done it, get your flu shot now since the season could last thr...

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