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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Michelle Barthule, Immunization Program Coordinator, 360-786-5581 Ext.16984

Flu Mist Vaccination Clinics to be Held

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services will be hosting two more flu immunization clinics featuring flu mist instead of shots.  Immunization Program Coordinator Michelle Barthule says these clinics are aimed at kids ages 2 through 18 years of age.  "The flu mist may be just the thing for children who are afraid of needles.  This is a gentle mist that is sprayed into the nose.  It still helps provide immunization from the flu but without the shot that we usually think of when we talk about flu vaccine."

There is a limited supply of flu mist and the doses are provided on a "first come, first served" basis.  There is not cost for the vaccine.

The flu mist clinics will be held on-

  • Wednesday, December 12th from 9AM to 3 PM
  • Wednesday, December 19th from 9 AM to 2 PM.

 Both clinics will be held at the Thurston County Public Health Department at 412 Lilly Road NE in Olympia.  

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3