TriCounty Health Flu Shootout Expands

In just its second year, TriCounty Health’s Flu Shoot-Out event has expanded to multiple locations. Rather than just be held at the Vernal health department location, the Flu Shoot-Out will also be set up in Roosevelt in the UBATC parking lot. The CDC recommends the annual flu vaccine as the first step in protecting against the flu virus citing a study that showed the flu vaccine significantly reduced children and adult risk of hospitalization from flu. “Flu shots not only save lives but they save money as well in the form of lost productivity for employers and lost wages for employees,” shares TriCounty Health Director Jordan Mathis. “That’s what public health is all about, preventing death and disease, while improving the quality of life, and the annual flu vaccine helps do both.” The Flu Shoot-Out is being held in Vernal at the Health Department and Roosevelt at UBATC from 10am to 2pm this Saturday. For fastest service, wear a short-sleeved shirt and fill out the consent form found on the TriCounty Health website in advance.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.