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Time for flu shots

Flu season is underway in the Inland Northwest, with two cases confirmed this month in Spokane County. If you haven’t rolled up your sleeve for a flu shot, now is the time to get immunized for the best protection, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, preferably by October. The fast-acting virus is spread in droplets of moisture from sneezes, coughs and even talking, said Jeff Lee, an epidemiologist for the Panhandle Health District/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

Question: Do you get flu shots annually?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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