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To flu shot now or not …

It’s time for flu shots, the Spokane Regional Health District says.

Health officials recommend that local residents get their shots before the region sees its first confirmed flu case, which has occurred in October the past two years.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine provides antibody protection within two weeks.

Flu shots are available at numerous locations throughout Spokane and Kootenai counties, including health care provider offices and local pharmacies.

Flu vaccine choices this year include high-dose vaccines for seniors and shots with shorter needles that penetrate the skin but not the muscle/SR. More here (subscription).

Question: When do you plan to get your flu shot this year?

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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