CDPH Launches Seasonal Influenza Campaign

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its seasonal influenza campaign, urging Californians to get vaccinated against the flu. In California, flu season typically runs October through May with increases in flu activity occurring in late November or December. After receiving a vaccination, it takes a couple of weeks for the body to build up immunity. According to CDPH, getting vaccinated now before the flu season ramps up is the best time to protect yourself, family members, and communities.

CDPH recommends the annual flu vaccination for everyone six months of age and older. Receiving the vaccination is particularly important for people at high-risk of severe disease and hospitalization, including older adults, people with an underlying medical condition, pregnant women and children, caregivers and residents in long-term care facilities, and essential workers who encounter others outside their homes.

Additional information from CDPH is available here.