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Sponsored Post Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is offering two walk-in flu clinics on Saturday, Oct. 1 & Saturday, Oct. 8: CHI Franciscan Health is here to help protect you from the flu Visit a walk-in clinic Oct.... [Read more]

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Public Health – Seattle & King County will be offering free flu vaccination clinics this Saturday, Nov. 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable... [Read more]

Free Flu Vaccinations Being Offered

Free Flu Vaccinations Being Offered

King County Public Health is offering FREE flu vaccination clinics for all people over 6 months of age without health insurance or who are otherwise unable to pay for vaccination starting this Saturday,... [Read more]

FREE Flu Shots Available Saturday At Highline Community College

FREE Flu Shots Available Saturday At Highline Community College

Seattle & King County Public Health will offer FREE flu vaccinations for adults and children at Highline Community College in Des Moines this Saturday, Nov. 20th, from 10am to 1pm. This is an excellent... [Read more]

Free H1N1 Vaccinations Coming To White Center Thursday

Free H1N1 Vaccinations Coming To White Center Thursday

If you haven’t yet been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, you’ll have a chance to get one FREE this Thursday (Jan. 14th) between 1pm and 8pm at the Sea Mar Clinic in White Center. Sea Mar... [Read more]

More H1N1 Vaccine Released & Here’s Where You Can Get Yours (Map)

More H1N1 Vaccine Released & Here’s Where You Can Get Yours (Map)

King County Public Health announced Friday (Nov. 6th) that it is now offering a limited supply (15,000 for now) of H1N1 vaccines to qualified people at area pharmacies, including one in Burien and two... [Read more]

H1N1 Vaccine Coming To White Center Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21st

H1N1 Vaccine Coming To White Center Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21st

King County’s Public Health Department announced Tuesday that, beginning this Wednesday (Oct. 21st), the H1N1 flu vaccine will be available for those without health insurance at four clinics, including... [Read more]

Some Flu Detection Advice From Local Health Experts

Some Flu Detection Advice From Local Health Experts

In an effort to avoid having to close any more schools, Public Health Seattle and King County is asking parents to be on the front line of stopping flu infections, and are offering this informational checklist for parents:

Please talk to your children about how they are feeling.

If your child is sick, keep your child home. Staying home when sick helps reduce exposure to others and helps the sick person get well faster.

Answer these questions every morning before sending your child to school or child care…

Des Moines’ Woodmont Elementary Closed Due To Swine Flu

Des Moines’ Woodmont Elementary Closed Due To Swine Flu

Effective Friday, May 1st, Woodmont Elementary School in Des Moines is one of four schools in King County to close due to probable swine flu infections.

No classes will be held, and all students are being told to stay home.

King County Public Health, working with both the Federal Way and Seattle School Districts decided Thursday that the best course of action is to close all schools where probable cases may have attended for at least seven days.

The schools, which are all scheduled to re-open May 8th, include…

"No Swine Flu Here" Doctors Tell King County Council

"No Swine Flu Here" Doctors Tell King County Council

by Scott Schaefer

Monday afternoon (4/27), the King County Council held a special session on the swine flu with public health experts, who reassured councilmembers that despite heightened monitoring, the swine flu that recently originated in Mexico has not yet spread to the area.

No cases of swine flu have yet to be reported in Burien, let alone King County or the entire state of Washington, according to Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. He said the 40 cases confirmed in the U.S. have been mild, with no serious illnesses or deaths…

Presenting Our Flu Vaccine “Places To Get Poked” Map

Presenting Our Flu Vaccine “Places To Get Poked” Map

The King County Public Health Department announced that the new flu vaccine has arrived, which means it’s time to start planning on when to “get poked.” Unlike a few years ago, this year... [Read more]