Flu on the rise in Snohomish County

health districtThe state Department of Health reports three flu-related deaths early in the flu season. Snohomish County hospitals also report an increase in flu admissions, up from three people hospitalized in November to 23 hospitalized as of December 20.

“This is fair warning to everyone in the county that influenza is circulating in our community,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of the Snohomish Health District.

Washing hands and covering your coughs are effective ways to reduce spreading and getting diseases, and stay home if you are sick

The cost for an adult flu shot at the Snohomish Health District is $30. A flu shot for a child costs $15. The Health District accepts payment by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Provider One (coupons), and Medicare for clients whose primary insurance is not with an HMO. Clients may apply for a reduced fee, based on income and household size.

The Snohomish Health District Lynnwood Immunization Clinic is located at 6101 200th Ave. SW. Call 425-775-3522 for an appointment: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tue-Thu; closed on weekends and holidays.


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