Flu Season Strains Resources as Hospitalizations, Deaths are Up

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Paul Lancor gets a flu shot at Safeway in January 2014. (Photo: Lisa Pickoff-White)

This flu season is turning out to be a nasty one. According to state health officials, the flu has already resulted in the death of 27 Californians younger than 65 --that's compared with 3 at this time last year. Officials also note that the flu vaccine is approximately 32 percent effective this year. Has your family been hit by the flu? How are you coping and what questions do you have?

Charles Chiu,
professor of medicine, UCSF

Jeffrey Silvers, medical director, pharmacy and infection prevention for Sutter Health