TriCounty Hosting Manila Flu Shoot-Out

TriCounty Health Department continues to urge community members to get the flu shot and are providing Daggett County with their own flu shoot-out event. Every year the flu contributes to the death of 3,300 to 49,000 individuals, depending on the severity of the season. The Center for Disease Control recommends getting the flu shot annually in order to protect against the flu virus and reduce hospitalizations of children and older adults. “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 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.” Today from 3:00 to 7:00pm a flu shoot-out is being held at the Flaming Gorge Community Health Center in Manila.  There will be both a drive-through and walk-through option. For fastest service, print and fill out the consent form fromwww.tricountyhealth.com in advance and wear a short sleeve shirt.

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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.