Roll Down Your Window, Roll Up Your Sleeve: Free Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics and More Vaccination Opportunities

There’s never been a more important time to make sure you and the people you love are protected from disease. Especially as flu season approaches, keeping up to date on vaccinations is one of the best ways you can stay safe, healthy, and far from the hospital during the COVID pandemic. And now you can get vaccinated without having to step out of your car!

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Pandemic in Seattle: A comic strip about 1918 and now

How is today’s COVID-19 pandemic in Seattle similar–and different–than what happened during the 1918 influenza pandemic? We explore how public health measures made a difference then, and what that means now, through a comic strip.

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King County influenza update

Based on monitoring of influenza-like illness levels at King County emergency departments and results of laboratory tests for flu, it looks like this season’s influenza B outbreak has peaked.  Even so, influenza B activity remains elevated at a relatively high level and is likely to continue circulating in our community for many weeks.  “It’s good […]

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When to seek medical care for flu

Most people who get the flu don’t require medical care and will get better by staying home, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids. Anyone with the flu should also avoid contact with other people. But some cases of flu need to be treated by a medical provider. When should you seek medical […]

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Pediatric flu death reported in King County

Update 2/13/20: Another King County child died of influenza B on 1/16/20, bringing to two the number of reported pediatric influenza deaths in King County this flu season. Public Health has learned that an elementary-school-aged child in King County has died from complications of influenza. The child was previously healthy and died on December 15th […]

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