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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …



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