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Spokane County man's death linked to H1N1

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Health District was notified of the eighth death of a county resident linked to H1N1.

The man, in his 70s, had underlying medical conditions and died Monday at an area hospital.

The Health District continues to urge vaccination as the best way to prevent H1N1 infection. Many area healthcare providers are now offering the vaccinations and the Health District also has several upcoming public clinics.

Public clinics in December will offer both versions of the H1N1 vaccine (injectable & nasal). Supply will be limited and you must schedule an appointment in  advance.  December clinics are as follows:

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To make an appointment, you must fall into one of the Centers for Disease Control's priority groups.

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  • People who live with or care for infants younger than six months old
  • Healthcare and emergency medical workers
  • Anyone from 6-months-old to 24-years-old
  • People from 25-years-old to 64-years-old with a chronic health condition

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