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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Flu spreads easily at holiday parties


Last updated 12/18/2018 at 6:45am

Getting a flu shot helps people stay flu-free during the holidays.

If San Diego residents are planning on attending a work gathering or holiday event, the county Health and Human Services Agency wants to make sure the only thing partygoers give are gifts and not the flu.

How can they avoid getting sick? By getting a flu shot.

"The flu can spread easily when large groups of people gather at holiday parties or family events," Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public health officer, said. "Vaccination is the best protection against influenza. Get a flu shot now to avoid getting sick and infecting others."

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