You know it’s winter in San Diego when it gets as cold at night as it has this week, even near the coast.
And when the highs are only around 60 in the afternoon, And when we get some rain and when we get some snow in the local mountains as we did this week as well.
And you know it’s winter when a lot of people have a cold or the flu and more people at the office are spraying and wiping disinfectant all over the place.
And that’s why the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency keeps putting out the word for everyone to get a flu shot. While the flu season this year is not as bad as it was last year at this time, it still doesn’t mean getting a flu vaccination is a bad idea.
A lot of people get a flu shot every year because they say it helps them not get the flu or not get a bad one if they do get it.
And a lot of people never get a flu shot because they say it gives them the flu and they seem to get more colds when they get the shot.
It’s up to each of us to make the decision about a flu shot, but we all can agree that doing things to help prevent catching any winter bug out there such as not touching things and then touching your mouth or nose.
And also to do the things that prevent others from getting the flu or cold that you may get, by staying home when you’re sick.
At least winter in San Diego doesn’t last long. But when you live here, it’s still hard to take.
(Photo credit San Diego County Newscenter)