Health officials are reporting the first death of the 2023-24 flu season in Grant County.
The Grant County Health District (GCHD) says the victim, whose gender and age were not released, had underlying health conditions.
GCHD spokesperson, Lexi Smith, says the fatality coincides with the district's official announcement of the start of flu season, which is being recognized along with two other ill
OK, not really...
5 people have died in our area because of flu complications, hospitals have seen a huge increase in ER patients, schools are getting hammered, some schools have seen a 50% increase of absences in staff.
The moral of the story: Keep your PETRI DISH self at home...
A get a little bit sick every single year, but it has been years since I have gotten really super-sick. This year, though -- right after I had a flu shot -- I was flat on my beck with the worst cold I have had in a very long time.
It's that time of the year where people are hacking and sniffling and battling colds while the rest try to avoid those who have caught the bug! I have been lucky enough in the past few years to avoid the flu, but this year Gaylord Focker and I decided to tackle the influenza virus head on and get ourselves vaccinated. In steps Tri-Cities Community Health to save us from the flu season.
If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, it's not too late! Here are some local places offering them:
Grocery store pharmacies
Physicians Immediate Care Center
KGH Urgent Care Clinics
Kadlec Urgent Care
Arbor Healthcare for Women
Tri-Cities Community Health