More flu-related deaths have been reported in San Diego County.
Five individuals have recently died from complications as a result of the flu, according the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). Currently, an overall count of 11 flu-related deaths have been reported in the county. Those who have died were between the ages of 44 and 91.
As of Feb. 20, 838 lab-confirmed flu cases were reported, according to HHSA. This is a 239 case increase from the previous week.
Even though spring is approaching, health officials urge individuals to get vaccines. Flu season can continue into the spring and summer.
The current vaccine protects against several strains of influenza and takes approximately 2 weeks to become effective, HHSA explains.
Information about the flu season, flu myths and vaccinations can be found here.
To go directly to the flu vaccination clinic information, click here.