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Experts say vaccinate now for flu


October 3, 2018

Fall is here, which means school, football and—flu. Flu illness has begun circulating in Washington communities and flu vaccine is now widely available to protect everyone in the family throughout the season.

“Getting vaccinated every year against the flu is essential to protecting yourself and your family from this very serious illness,” said Dr. Kathy Lofy, State Health Officer. “Flu vaccines to protect you this fall and winter are available at many pharmacies and healthcare providers. Everyone 6 months and older, even healthy teens and young adults, should get vaccinated.”

Flu is a highly contagious and serious disease that can cause moderate to severe illness, and can lead t...

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