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.