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KVH achieves Herd Immunity


Some great news for our community: Klickitat Valley Health has achieved 'herd immunity' with the influenza vaccine!

Herd Immunity? No, KVH staff have not been out rustling the local livestock. What they have been doing is getting the flu vaccine. Because when a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease and there is less opportunity for an outbreak.

The Infection Prevention & Employee Health Department at KVH set a goal this fall to have 80 percent of employees receive the flu vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity. As of Nov. 4, KVH is at 87 percent vaccination.

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