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  • H1N1 clinics put on hold

    Health officials are postponing H1N1 vaccinations across the Inland Northwest, as shipments of the vaccine fall further and further behind. On Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Health District postponed three clinics …


  • Panel criticizes feds’ readiness

    The federal government’s preparedness for the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic that has claimed more than 1,000 lives nationwide was inadequate and incomplete, a congressional subcommittee said Tuesday.


  • Idaho schools plan waiver requests

    BOISE – Idaho education officials are bracing for a raft of waiver requests from school districts that have seen student attendance suffer from the flu and don’t want the drop …


  • Flu affects Idaho school attendance

    Idaho education officials are bracing for a raft of waiver requests from school districts that have seen student attendance suffer from the flu - and don’t want the drop in …


  • Swine-flu clinics postponed due to vaccine shortage

    Planned swine-flu vaccinations in Spokane and North Idaho are being postponed due to a lack of vaccine, health districts in both locations say.


  • Sebelius: Ample flu vaccine will be available

    WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today the swine flu vaccine “is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line.” But …


  • Regional health officer discusses battle against swine flu

    The first mass vaccination clinic against the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, may be over, but the community is still wrestling with illness and trying to ensure that the people …


  • Flu declared U.S. emergency

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and …


  • Thousands line up for swine flu vaccine

    Some 2,100 people inoculated against virus


  • Obama declares swine flu a national emergency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected …


  • North Idaho quick to fill vaccine slots

    While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in North Idaho said it took just five hours …


  • Swine flu vaccination clinic set for Saturday

    While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in Idaho said it took just five hours to …


  • CDC reports signs of flu in 1 in 5 kids

    ATLANTA – About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month – and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government …


  • Swine flu-fighting scams lurk on Internet, FDA warns

    Air “sterilizers.” A photon machine. Supplement pills to boost the immune system. Protective shampoos and face masks. Even fake Tamiflu. These and other products making bogus claims to prevent or …


  • CDC: 1 in 5 kids had flu-like illness this month

    About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.


  • Swine flu spreads; patients stretch resources at hospitals

    Spokane is in the grip of a swine flu outbreak that has sickened thousands of people, swamped hospital emergency rooms and filled hospital beds with children and young adults. On …


  • Baby dies of swine flu complications at Spokane hospital

    A 5-month-old baby from Franklin County died at Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday of complications from H1N1 influenza.


  • Editorial: Untruths about H1N1 vaccinations run rampant

    The myths about the H1N1 vaccine may be spreading more rapidly than the virus itself. Along with the annual suspicions about inoculations come new fears that are also unjustified. Public …


  • Swine flu shots start to arrive in Washington

    Production problems have slowed the arrival of swine flu shots in Washington state. But state officials say pharmacies and doctor’s offices will have enough shots to get all the primary …


  • Youth sports coach dies of flulike symptoms

    Police say the autopsy of a 39-year-old youth sports coach who died suddenly this week showed that the Post Falls man had flulike symptoms.


  • More Idaho schools close because of flu

    Some schools in Post Falls and Horseshoe Bend, near Boise, have canceled classes because of a flu outbreak.


  • More local swine flu deaths reported

    Three more Spokane County residents have died from swine flu, and a death in North Idaho also is being investigated as a possible H1N1 case, public health officials announced Thursday. …


  • Four adults die of apparent swine flu

    Three more Spokane County residents have died from swine flu, and a death in North Idaho also is being investigated as a possible H1N1 case, public health officials announced Thursday. …


  • Callers inundate health district’s phone lines

    Thousands of people swamped the phone lines at the Spokane Regional Health District on Monday to schedule appointments for vaccinations against the H1N1 virus. The health district expected to fill …


  • Health district swamped with swine flu calls

    The Spokane Regional Health District has been overwhelmed with calls from people seeking to make appointments for swine flu vaccines, the agency said this morning.


  • Moscow woman dies of complications from swine flu

    A Latah County woman has died of complications from swine flu.


  • Doug Clark: At inoculation trough, babies hog the good stuff

    I had a depressing experience while getting my flu shot the other day. I asked the nice young woman who had just drilled my left shoulder when I could come …


  • Sebelius: Americans should get swine flu vaccine

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine “safe and secure.”


  • Swine flu vaccine arrives in Spokane

    The first batch of swine flu vaccines have arrived in Spokane, though inoculation appointments to ward off the aggressive virus won’t begin until next week. People can call the Spokane …


  • Schools districts vary on H1N1 vaccine

    Students in North Idaho’s public and private schools will bring home permission slips this week to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at school. Panhandle Health District is working with schools …


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