But every other particular person within the Tri-Cities has died from the flu.
The Benton County lady in her 80s is the 2d confirmed flu fatality within the standing to this level this season.
She died earlier this week, the Benton-Franklin Health District reported Thursday. It’s unclear whether she used to be vaccinated against the illness.
A Benton County man in his 70s furthermore died from the flu final week. The health district confirmed his death on Monday.
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“Twenty folk died from the flu final year in our standing,” said Dr. Amy Person, health officer. “Flu process is picking up, however there is restful time to assemble a flu shot.”
The shot supplies basically the most productive safety against the flu, Person said.
Getting vaccinated furthermore protects others, including young kids, pregnant females, the elderly and folk with weakened immune programs, who all are at bigger threat for complications if they become ill.
Flu vaccines are broadly accessible within the Tri-Cities, including at pharmacies, health care supplier places of work and the health district.
Folks furthermore must restful wash their hands progressively, duvet their coughs and stop residence when ill to retain faraway from catching and retain from spreading the illness.