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Sept. 17, 2020, 4 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District plans to schedule drive-thru flu vaccine clinics soon after receiving its childhood flu doses from the state Department of Health, said SRHD spokeswoman Kelli Hawkins. The DOH also is supplying the agency with adult flu doses, so SRHD will be able to provide the flu vaccine to adults who are uninsured or under-insured.
Preparing for potential 'twindemic': Local pharmacy students pressed into flu, COVID-19 vaccine educationSept. 17, 2020, 4 a.m.
To prepare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered 9.3 million flu vaccine doses for uninsured people compared with its typical half-million doses, says the American Medical Association. Drug companies hiked overall production of influenza vaccine this year.
Sept. 16, 2020, 8 a.m.
Calls to Spokane optometrists began pouring in last weekend along with the smoke as patients sought remedies to relieve eye irritation caused by the worsening irritant in the air. Those patients' questions continued this week at Spokane Eye Clinic, said Dr. Alan Johnson, an optometrist for more than 23 years at the practice.
Sept. 14, 2020, 4 a.m.
Building an adult-sized swing set isn't common, so Andria McAdams issued a plea as caretaker for her brother, Steven McAdams, 34, who has autism. Steven lives with his sister and her family in Newman Lake, where two builders now are creating his "dream" swing set.