Early flu prevention

NBC RIGHT NOW- The key to not getting the flu this year, getting your flu shot starting now. Local health officials are hoping for a better flu season this year as flu season begins in a little over a month.Just last year 10 people in Yakima and 296 people in Washington died because of the virus. "The best time to get flu shots is right now. Even though flu season begins November 1st, prevention is key, "You want to stay on top of it, you want to protect yourself before we start seeing a lot of cases," says nurse and infection previontionist Victoria Larios.

Anyone 6 months or older should try and the vaccine especially seniors 65 and older. Those most at risk are those with medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes and pregnant  women should also highly consider getting the shot. 

Local Yakima Valley schools in Wapato, Selah, and West Valley are not requiring students to get the vaccine but Selah school district will be holding a clinic within the next few weeks. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will hold several clinics as well for the community to get flu shots:

Granger Immediate Care

9/29/2018 from 12-4pm

Grandview Medical Dental Clinic

Every Friday in October.  From 4 – 7pm (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26)

Yakima Medical Dental Clinic

  • Begin the 9/19 end 12/29/18
    • Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1-4 pm
    • Saturday all day from 9-3pm

Toppenish Medical Dental Clinic

  • Every Tues starting 10/2/18 from 5-7pm
  • Ending on 11/13

Mid Valley Family Medicine - Wapato

  • Wednesday’s starting 10/3/18 from 2-5pm  – End date will be Nov 14th

Lincoln Avenue Medical Dental Center

Every Friday starting from 3-6 pm Starts 9/21/18 and ends on 12/7

Valley Vista Medical Group

10/9/18, 10/10/18, 10/23/18, 10/30/18 from 4-7pm

Doctors advise if you do begin to feel symptoms of the flu, stay home to avoid the spread of germs. For more information on the flu clinics head over to http://www.yvfwc.com/

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