Flu season requires added health precautions

The flu season has arrived, and with it comes some precautions to keep local residents flu-free.Dr. Timothy Moody, Whitman County health officer, said there is a flu vaccine available, although vaccine deliveries are arriving to the Palouse slowly. Moody suggests checking with health care providers, WSU Health and Wellness Center, or the Whitman County Health […]

Helpful hints for hand washing

As the cold and flu season approaches, it is important that people remember to wash their hands often. This year it may be especially important as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 5-20 percent of the population will get the flu this year, with more than 200,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths (www.cdc.gov/flu). […]

Vaccine not available on campus

Due to the national flu vaccine shortage, WSU Health and Wellness Services has no flu vaccine available.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended available influenza vaccinations be administered to priority groups only.  Priority or high-risk groups include children under two years old, adults over 65 years, anyone with underlying chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, […]

Take a shot at the flu

Flu season is just around the corner. For vaccines and insights on how to better avoid and staff, faculty and students can attend one of the flu outreach clinics scheduled around campus over the next several weeks. Health & Wellness Services will have a registered nurse available at these outreaches to administer the vaccine. Cost […]