Flu season arrives in Grant County

Flu season arrives in Grant County

The Grant County Health District is receiving an increased number of reports of flu cases, especially in the school age population.

Multiple Grant County schools have reported high absenteeism rates due to flu and flu-like illnesses. Washington State has had found lab-confirmed influenza deaths that have been reported this far in the 2018-2019 season.

No confirmed deaths have occurred in Grant County.

The Grant County Health District urges all residents six months and older to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu activity typically increases in the winter months when people spend more time indoors around each other. People who have not been vaccinated against the flu still have time to get the vaccine before the season reaches its peak.

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