5 Flu Deaths in Lake and Mendocinco County

There have been 27 flu deaths in the state so far this flu season, including five iin Lake and Mendocino Counties. The Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency reports that four people have died from influenza-related illness since October 1st. Lake County Public Health reports one flu death in Lkae County. The chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control at the state Department of Public Health, says that normally at this time of year, there are 3-4 reported flu deaths in people under age 65. He says the higher numbers could be attributed to the season starting earlier. Health officials advise that if you haven’t been vaccinated, there’s still time to get your flu shot.