Alerts ... Get Vaccinated!
SEVERE FLU SEASON IS HERE!
"We may be facing the most severe flu season since 2009," said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Snohomish Health District. "I urge everyone over 6 months of age to get an annual flu shot. It's still the best weapon we have to fight the flu strains that are circulating this year. Wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick, and cover your cough." King 5 and Associated Press
EVERYONE NEEDS A FLU SHOT! FOR INFORMATION CLICK HERE
PERTUSSIS / WHOOPING COUGH AT HIGH LEVELS IN SEATTLE AND WASHINGTON
Washington State Health Department officials encourage health-care providers to get their patients vaccinated. Vaccinations are urged for teens and adults particularly those in close contact with babies less than 1 year old.
For more information on whooping cough including resources for clinicians and patients, current outbreak status and where to get vaccinations click this link to the King County Public Health site.