The flu-related death of a Spokane County man is spurring
the Washington State Department of Health DOH to remind
the public to get flu shots.
The man's identity has not been released.
DOH told KXLY 4 News that the man was in his 50s and
had underlying health conditions.
He passed away in late August.
A recent influenza-related death of a person in Spokane
County is a sad reminder
that flu seasons, while unpredictable,
are always serious," stated DOH Communications official
Julie Graham in a press release sent to KXLY 4 News.
"Flu season is quickly approaching and public health
officials are urging people to get a flu vaccine as
soon as it is available in your area.
Everyone, including pregnant women, can benefit from
an annual influenza vaccine, and for many people it
People of all ages should get vaccinated before flu
season is in full swing, said Dr.
Scott Lindquist, State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist
for DOH, in the aforementioned release.
Though flu season often
peaks in winter, its unpredictable,
and we urge people to get protected now.