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Measles, Flu, & Blood: How to Keep Your Community Healthy

Blake Hunter
Blake Hunter
Posted on September 28
With colder months coming on, it's time to check up on vaccinations. (Getty)

With colder months coming on, it's time to check up on vaccinations. (Getty)

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced that four children in Nampa have measles after someone who contracted the disease abroad brought it back to their home. Officials warned that measles is incredibly infectious, but that they are “hopeful” that further spread could be prevented.

With the state on measles watch, we’re also looking at a few other ways to help keep you and your community healthy this fall.

Plus, here’s a guide for getting the new COVID booster from a few weeks ago.


Get Your Flu Vaccine

Anyone with or without insurance can get a free flu vaccine at a drive-thru clinic at the Consulate of Mexico in Boise on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is being put on by the Idaho Immunization Coalition, St. Luke’s, and Idaho State University.

🩸 Donate Blood During National Shortage

The American Red Cross said that the national blood supply is about 25% lower than expected, and said earlier this week that donations are “urgently needed.”

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