Dr. Wooten urges San Diegans to get flu vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While influenza in the San Diego County is extremely low compared to other seasons, County health officials are urging San Diegans to get vaccinated.

December 6th through the 12th is National Influenza Vaccination Week.

At the time of this interview, San Diego County had only reported 39 flu cases this season. A drastic difference compared to nearly 20,000 cases reported at this time last year.

Dr. Wilma Wooten said this year’s flu numbers are so low because, “people are wearing masks. But also, we know that in the Southern Hemisphere, we know that flu season was actually low as well.”

Dr. Wilma Wooten makes these comments during an interview with KUSI to talk more about the National Influenza vaccination week and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

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