Stories tagged: flu shots
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 8:53 p.m.
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.
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
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 …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
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 …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2013
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 …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2013
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 …
Tue., Feb. 8, 2011
‘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 …
Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
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 …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009
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 …
Tue., Sept. 29, 2009
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 …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2007
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 …