One other particular person within the Tri-Cities has died from the flu.
The Benton County lady in her 80s is the 2nd confirmed flu fatality within the position to date this season.
She died earlier this week, the Benton-Franklin Health District reported Thursday. It’s unclear whether she changed into vaccinated in opposition to the illness.
A Benton County man in his 70s also died from the flu final week. The health district confirmed his loss of life on Monday.
“Twenty other folks died from the flu final twelve months in our position,” stated Dr. Amy Particular person, health officer. “Flu activity is picking up, nevertheless there is tranquil time to salvage a flu shot.”
The shot provides the handiest security in opposition to the flu, Particular person stated.
Getting vaccinated also protects others, including young young other folks, pregnant females, the aged and other folks with weakened immune programs, who all are at better probability for considerations if they become in unhappy health.
Flu vaccines are broadly on hand within the Tri-Cities, including at pharmacies, health care provider offices and the health district.
Of us also must wash their palms frequently, duvet their coughs and fix dwelling when in unhappy health to ebook clear of catching and withhold from spreading the illness.