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Pharmacy students from Washington State University will be in the KHQ Help Center on Tuesday, October 17 to answer your questions about the flu season and who needs and doesn't need a flu shot this year.  The number to call is 443-1111 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Flu News:

CHICAGO - The maker of flu shots for children three and under says most of this year's U-S supply will be delayed for at least three weeks.

Sanofi Pasteur -- the sole maker of FluZone -- says it's taking longer than expected to produce the injected flu vaccine for young children.  The company says the vaccine will still be delivered within the time frame recommended by the federal health officials and well before the usual height of the flu season. It typically peaks between late December and March.

But some doctors are expressing concerns. Doctor Richard Lander of the American Academy of Pediatrics said the delay is significant because children should be vaccinated as early as possible. Lander says the longer the vaccine is in the body, the greater then chance the body can build flu antibodies.

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KOOTENAI CO., Idaho - Panhandle Health District will offer flu shots for $22 starting October 13th. State-supplied flu vaccines for children will cost $5. Flu clinics located outside Panhandle Health District headquarters do not accept debit cards. The PHD recommends the vaccine for people of all ages.

Clinics are scheduled on the following dates at the following locations:

  • Oct. 13 - Spirit Lake Senior Center 1:30p - 3:30p
  • Oct. 26 - Real Life Chruch, Post Falls 9a - 4p
  • Oct. 27 - Methodist Church, Ramsey and Hanley, Coeur d'Alene 9a - 3p
  • Nov. 3 - Super 1, Hayden and IGA, Coeur d'Alene 8:30a - Noon
  • Nov. 13 - Rathdrum Senior Center and Post Falls Senior Center 9a - Noon
  • Nov.17 - Panhandle Health District 9p - 4p
  • Nov. 21 - Coeur d'Alene Senior Center 9:30a - 3:30p
  • Nov. 21 - Bayview Community Center 1p - 3:30p
  • Dec. 1 - Panhandle Health District 9a - 4p
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