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California health officials report first death of flu season - Los Angeles Times

A woman receives a flu vaccine shot at a community fair in September. (Jason Hoekema / Associated Press). California health officials on Thursday confirmed the state's first death of this year's influenza season and reminded everyone to get a flu shot ...and more »

Influenza Vaccinations Available - SDSU Newscenter

Though the influenza (flu) virus can be transmitted year-round, Nov. 1 to March 31 is the season when the illness is most common. San Diego State University students, faculty and staff have access to affordable flu vaccinations. A yearly flu ...and more »

No flu shot? Officials want you to wear a surgical mask in hospitals this winter -

British Columbians who haven't had a flu shot are being asked to wear surgical masks in all health care facilities until the spring, say provincial authorities. The policy — which comes into effect on Dec. 1 — is meant to protect vulnerable patients ...and more »

California reports first flu death of 2016-17 flu season - The Mercury News

California public health officials are urging residents to get a flu vaccination for the 2016-17 flu season. By Tracy Seipel | | Bay Area News Group. PUBLISHED: December 1, 2016 at 11:25 am | UPDATED: December 1, 2016 at 6 ...and more »

Flu Vaccines: A Long Shot, But Better Than Nothing - CALIFORNIA

With the CDC admitting that last year's flu shot was a considerable bust and other emerging research challenging the shot's efficacy, some are questioning if they should even bother. As a spritely 20-something who feels like she's made of steel and ...and more »

Alberta reports 1st flu death of 2016-17 season in Calgary -

WATCH ABOVE: Calgary has reported Alberta's first flu-related death of the 2016-17 season. As Global's Kim Smith reports, it has Alberta Health Services hoping patients will get the flu shot. X. - A A +. Listen. One person with the flu has died in the ...and more »

Cold and flu season; not too late for immunizations - St George News

ST. GEORGE – It's not too late to prevent what could become weeks of misery and various medical complications by getting immunized against influenza. flu-get-vaccinated Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a ...and more »

CDC Issues Flu Alert, Warns America Could Come Under Grip Of Deadly Flu - ExpressObserver

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that a lethal strain of influenza is circulating in America, showing signs of developing into a severe flu season. Cases have already been reported from at least 36 states in America. The strain ...and more »

Alberta records first flu death of season in Calgary - Calgary Herald

One person has died in a Calgary-area hospital from influenza — the first such death in the province this season. Influenza numbers Dec. 2016 graphic. Alberta Health Services has confirmed a person died sometime before Nov. 26 after being hospitalized ...and more »

Flu death toll in South Australia surged to 135 people during 2014-2016 season - The Advertiser

MORE than 130 South Australians died from the flu in what has been labelled one of the state's “worst seasons”, prompting health authorities to urge the public to get vaccinated. The latest Department of Health annual report shows 135 people died as a ...and more »