Last week the Centers for Disease Control announced flu hospitalizations across the nation have reached the highest levels ever recorded and, according to the California Department of Public Health, flu activity remains widespread in California. Both agencies remind citizens to wash their hands often, cover coughs and sneezes with their sleeve or a tissue, and stay home when they are sick. Both agencies also say it is not too late to get a flu shot. Due to the heavy flu season, some facilities have experienced shortages in vaccines, so be advised to call before going. To locate a vaccine facility near you visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.