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CDC says to get flu shots this year instead of nasal spray vaccines

Health experts say you still have time to get your flu vaccine before the spread of the virus peaks in Northern California.

Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:34 PM

This new year is arriving with a new wave of flu cases.

Health experts say you still have time to get your flu vaccine before the spread of the virus peaks in Northern California.

New this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding the nasal spray vaccine, and suggest sticking to the shot. Flu shots have been updated to better match the circulating viruses.

According to the CDC,  it takes about two weeks after the shot for antibodies to develop in your body to fight against flu.

As of last week, California was one of 21 states already experiencing high cases of the virus. Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most vulnerable to falling ill to the flu.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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