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  • Get flu shot now for early protection, health district says

    Health officials recommend that local residents get their shots before the region sees its first confirmed flu case.


  • Doctors urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

    Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …


  • Vaccination urged as flu season has begun

    Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.


  • WSU Spokane dispenses free flu vaccine at health fair

    Katie Gilsdorf sat down with a pharmacy student Thursday, exchanged some paperwork and got her first flu shot ever. It only hurt for about a second, said Gilsdorf, WSU Spokane’s …


  • Free flu shots draw crowd at WSU Spokane’s health fair

    Free food is a given for drawing a crowd; apparently free flu shots are, too. Hundreds of college students and people from across Spokane attended a health fair Thursday at …


  • Last season aside, vaccine remains useful, CDC says

    Spokane County saw a steep increase in flu hospitalizations last season – largely because of the high number of infected seniors, said Dorothy MacEachern, an epidemiologist with the Spokane Regional …


  • A dose of reality

    Here are some unofficial – and maybe unhappy – signs of summer’s approaching end: “Shield yourself from the flu,” reads a parking-lot placard outside a Rite Aid. “Get your flu …


  • ‘WashYourHandsington’ poster draws mockery, attention

    OLYMPIA – The state Department of Health has a message for flu season: WashYourHandsington. The agency’s campaign reminding people to wash up, cover their coughs and get a flu shot …


  • Flu shots for patients on the go

    Spokane-area residents got something healthier than french fries at a drive-through Saturday: flu shots. The drive-through influenza vaccination clinic, organized by the Spokane Regional Health District, was the first vaccination …


  • Dr. Gott: Protect against flu; sign up for vaccination

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I hear repeated announcements on television that the flu vaccine this year will be in short supply. I’m 78 years old and wonder how serious it will …


  • Yearly flu vaccinations will pay off

    It’s that time of year again: shorter days, kids in school, cooler nights, thinking about the holidays. Well, actually, it is time for flu vaccines. If you have not done …


  • Shot of security

    Getting vaccinated does not make the elderly bullet-proof against influenza, as many people believe, according to a paper co-authored by a Group Health researcher in Seattle. But don’t use that …