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Live chat replay: Flu and influenza immunizations

01/14/2014 11:26 AM

01/15/2014 4:40 PM

The flu is making an early debut in Sacramento County this 2013-2014 flu season.

Already, state Public Health Director Ron Chapman has declared the flu widespread across California, and there have been five deaths locally in our county.

The H1N1 virus, which is related to the pandemic H1N1 of 2009, is the predominant strain so far this year, and is included in the flu shot that is still available.

Catch up on a live chat on the flu and flu shots with Sacramento County’s immunization program coordinator, Kate McAuley.


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Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.

Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.

Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.


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