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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: It’s not too late for flu vaccine

A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

It’s OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, U.S. panel says

It’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Blumenthal to call for $1B for flu vaccine development

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for a $1 billion federal government investment for the development of a universal flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine about 36 percent effective

This season’s flu vaccine is about 36 percent effective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in preliminary data published Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho reports most flu deaths since 2000

The current flu season is the worst in nearly two decades in Idaho, with 47 flu deaths reported statewide.

U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far

This season’s flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that’s going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine …

Flu taking bigger toll this season

Flu deaths and hospitalizations in Spokane County so far this season are about twice as high as last year. Since October, there have been 15 deaths attributed to the flu …

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 …

Dr. K: Risks from getting flu outweigh any risk from vaccine

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am two months pregnant. I can’t decide what to do about getting the flu shot. What are your thoughts?

‘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 …

Spokane County giving drive-through flu vaccines

This will be one drive-through where no one wants to supersize their order. On Oct. 2 nurses will be poking needles into drivers at Spokane County’s first drive-through influenza vaccination …

Region beefs up flu-fighting tactics

Businesses and public institutions are bracing for swine flu, relaxing sick leave policies and urging vaccinations. The fast-spreading virus poses a threat to commerce, education and government functions, said Washington …