State health officials have released the latest numbers on flu deaths -- 202 people have died so far this year and that's up from 147 last week. That's the bad news, but for the first time since early January, health officials are also saying that cases appear to be declining. At least for now. Flu season generally runs three months and is "notoriously unpredictable," said Dr. James Watt, with the California Department of Public Heatlh and recommended that everyone got vaccinated. Here at State of Health, we've noticed that a lot of the same questions come up again and again. With that in mind, we've compiled some answers. 1. Is the flu shot really the best way I can avoid getting the flu?