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First hospitalization for flu in Spokane

First hospitalization for flu in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: There have now been three hospitalizations for flu within Spokane County this season.

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Spokane had its first hospitalization for flu within the past week. Spokane Regional Health District recommends people get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get immunized.

Flu shots are available throughout Spokane County from health care provider officers, local pharmacies, and grocery stores. SRHD is also offering free vaccination clinics at the following locations:

    Childhood vaccinations and flu shots for children:
    -Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.
    Reardan Elementary, 245 S. Aspen St.
    -Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Farwell Elementary, 13005 N. Crestline St.
    Childhood vaccinations and flu shots for children and adults:
    -Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
    Garfield Elementary, 222 W. Knox Ave.
    Logan Elementary, 1001 E. Montgomery Ave.
    Stevens Elementary, 1717 E. Sinto Ave.

For more information, visit cdc.gov/flu or srhd.org.