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Providence will offer a free drive-thru flu shot clinic starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic. The session is scheduled to run until 3 p.m. or until the vaccine supply is gone. People can be vaccinated without leaving their cars, and appointments are not necessary.
Positions will include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners, call center representatives and work-from-home customer service employees.
ROME – Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.”
October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19.
Starting Oct. 3, MultiCare Rockwood Clinic says it will offer seasonal flu shot clinics on Saturdays for its established patients. In addition to flu shots offered during regular facility hours, the designated flu shot clinics for its current patients will be at four locations.
It seems like talk about vaccines is everywhere these days – and rightly so, as immunizations save lives. It’s estimated that during the 2018-2019 flu season, flu shots helped prevent more than 4 million flu cases and 58,000 hospital visits.
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.
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.
As Spokane continues to embrace new ways of living, working and socializing, there are seasonal reminders that keep us anchored in familiar things like back to school and, of course, flu season. As we navigate daily life through the lens of recent changes, there’s comfort in knowing some things stay consistent.
What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases?
A century ago, college sports in the United States was hit hard by the Spanish flu pandemic.
Across the globe, the 1918 flu killed more people than World War I. And on Oct. 1, 1918, the Spanish Flu hit Pullman. In a matter of weeks, Pullman saw more than 40 Student Army Training Corps, or SATC, cadets die at the college that would become Washington State University.
Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the first major health crisis to face Spokane.
A.L. “Buy Gum” Wilson, one of Spokane’s most colorful street vendors, reported that “divine healing” had improved his health tremendously.
Start by rubbing your palms together with soap, then interlace your fingers together with palms together and rub back and forth vigorously. Next put your right hand on top of your left with fingers interlaced and rub. Finally, switch to left on top of right with fingers interlaced.
This year’s flu shot is doing a fairly average job of protecting people against the pervasive winter virus, according to the annual interim effectiveness report released last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last week I came down with a horrible cough, followed within a few hours by fever and exhaustion. By the next morning, I had muscle aches and figured I had caught the flu.
A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade
Trends in Spokane’s flu epidemic turned positive. Only 17 new cases were reported for the day. A total of 69 people were released from quarantine.