Santa Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.
Public health officials have said that the best option for finding a flu shot at this point is to go to your doctor’s office because they get their doses from a different suppliers than big box stores, which are running out.
Local Bay Area hospitals are reporting an uptick in people complaining of flu-like symptoms, but doctors warn that other bugs are floating around too that might make you think it’s the flu.
Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.
The 2011-2012 flu season is off to a slow start, but federal health experts said Friday that more activity is expected in the coming weeks.
If you haven’t already done so, county health officials around the Bay Area say now is the time to get your flu shot.
The peak of flu season is still weeks away, though the latest vaccines are already being distributed.