County Addresses Flu Vaccine Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County pharmacies are experiencing a flu vaccine shortage. People all over our area headed the flu warnings and rushed out to get flu shots. The problem is most are now out and it’s unclear when new shipments will come in. We spent most of the morning calling a couple dozen pharmacies … Continue reading »

Douglas County Nurses Prepare for Flu

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The flu’s yet to make a recorded presence in Douglas County. As of right now, nurses at the Douglas County Health Center say they haven’t had any reports of the flu just yet, but expect it’s on its way. So while they were surprised how early in the season the recent … Continue reading »

Free Vaccination Clinic at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking to skip out on the misery of flu season, KEZI 9 News is here to help. We’re hosting a vaccination clinic Wednesday afternoon. Health and Human Services managers say only 10 percent of Lane County’s population is vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough. They say we should be at … Continue reading »

Free Flu Vaccines Available for Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) is offering free flu vaccination at the VA Medical Center auditorium. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also, any veterans registered in the VA Health Care system and have a primary care provider … Continue reading »

Flu Season Officially Starts

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s October, the official the start of flu season, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone older than 6 months get the flu shot this year. Pharmacists say the shot is quick, painless and usually covered by insurance. This years shot contains three flu strains, including protection from H1N1 … Continue reading »

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