The flu is hitting CA hard this season. Here are things you need to know

Jan 9, 2018

Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church

A woman receives a free flu shot from a Walgreens employee during a free flu shot clinic at Allen Temple Baptist Church on December 19, 2014 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Southern California emergency rooms are handling a deluge of flu patients.

Public health officials were optimistic this year’s vaccine would match up well with arriving strains. Regardless, a lot of folks are getting sick. The California Department of Health (CDPH) provided an update earlier today on the flu season this morning.

Larry speaks with Dr. James Watt, the chief at the Division of Communicable Disease Control at CDPH on what we know about this flu season.


James Watt, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Communicable Disease Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases with the California Department of Public Health

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