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Where to go for flu information

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Public health officials are debating whether the flu is peaking early this season or whether this may be a deadlier season than normal. County, state and federal officials still say the best way to avoid the flu is getting vaccinated. Here are some helpful places to go for information on where to get a flu shot and flu prevention and tips for caring for a sick loved one.

Find a flu shot near you:

flushot.healthmap.org

The California Department of Public Health's weekly flu report is updated every Friday:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Pages/CISPDataArchive.aspx

California Department of Public Health flu releases:

cdph.ca.gov

Federal government on caring for someone sick at home:

www.flu.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s flu quiz:

http://1.usa.gov/1ccRq3S

Sacramento County’s Flu Immunization Assistance Program:

(916)875-SHOT / 875-7468

Free flu shots:

Yolo County Health Department, Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 to 2 p.m. at Lee Middle School, 520 West Street in Woodland


Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

Read more articles by Cynthia H. Craft



About Healthy Choices

Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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