Spike in flu vaccinations

KEPR is keeping up with the local flu outbreak -- to monitor *your health. We found vaccinations have spiked in the last week.

Health Officials tell Action News more than 300 people got vaccinations at the health district just last week. That's ten% of total vaccinations given in all of last year.

KEPR learned 17% of tests are coming back positive for the flu. It's not too late to get vaccinated -- and the health district won't turn anyone away if they can't afford to pay.

"It's important to get immunized even if you don't have these probably if you might be around people who are at risk, because that's your way to help protect," said Benton-Franklin Health District Dr. Amy Person.

Seven-people have died in Washington so far this season from the flu.