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Where to Get Flu Shots in Cupertino

Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: Cases of influenza in Silicon Valley are at the moderate stage right now, about the same as were last year, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Cupertino-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)

It was in the winter season of 2009-2010 that the flu virus hit our area so hard.

Overall in California, activity is also considered moderate so far, the same as at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends.

If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in and near Cupertino that offer the vaccine:

Target/Pharmacy

20745 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

408-725-2651

CVS/Pharmacy Store

10455 South De Anza Blvd., Cupertino

408-996-2500

CVS/Pharmacy Store

1675 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale

408-735-7922

CVS/Pharmacy Store

1496 Pollard Rd., Los Gatos

408-376-3554

CVS/Pharmacy Store

5285 Prospect Rd., San Jose

408-253-3352

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According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. 

Five states—Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee—are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season normally peaks in January and February.

Holiday travel and more time spent indoors due to soggy weather will contribute to the spread of the flu virus, so now is the time to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following information:

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department on Jan. 17 confirmed that one death occurred in the area as a result of the influenza virus.

Robin January 11, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Thanks for sharing. Lots of folks getting sick. As always, washing hands and keeping away from infected people is a good idea. You may also want to wipe down door handles, phones, - things that lots of people touch. And keep your hands away from your face.

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