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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-17 SCHOOL BRIEFS !.: District seeks til Jan. 9. SchOol district ~til 5:30 p.m. and ~i~i t~ p'lace at Forms are located at offices the Shelton School District Central n o m i n a ti on s of schools in the district and at ,Office conference room at 700 S, First sheltonschools.org under the tointerview St. in Sheltonl " : - "Families" tab. Jim Carnahan previously hacLthe for program Students already identified as high- board candidates at-large position. ly capable do not need to be nominated He resigned during a special School The Shelton School District is seek- again. The Shelton School District Board Board meeting Oct. 22. Carnahan was ing nominations of students for its For more information, contact of Directors will interview candidates the board's vice president. Highly Capable program for kinder- Susan Heyer at 426-1687, ext. for an open board position in an open garten through llth grade. 10069, or at sheyer@sheltonschools, meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Compiled by reporter Natalie Nominations will be accepted un- org. The meeting is scheduled to lastJohnson DOH: Flu vaccinations help protect families during holiday season Fall and winter usher in holiday vaccine still offers protection against travel and gatherings that create an the well-matched strains and might opportunity for flu and other viruses provide some protection against the to spread. There's still time to get vac- drit ed strain. cinated to help avoid getting the flu "We are still recommending that while spending time with loved ones everyone 6 months and older get vac- and friends this holiday season, cinated this season," said State Health Flu activity is increasing in Wash- Officer Kathy Lofy. "Even if the vaccine ington and is expected to continue may only provide partial protection to increase in the coming weeks. Flu against one flu virus, it can protect you season typically peaks in the winter against the other types." months when people spend more time The DOH is running statewide flu indoors, vaccine ads featuring Washington So far this season, H3N2 flu viruses families and Secretary of Health John have been the most common type of flu Wiesman to raise awareness about pre- circulating around the country. More venting the flu. than half of those viruses have changed Everyone 6 months and older should slightly from the strain that's included get vaccinated. It's especially impor- in this year's flu vaccine. Seasons when tant for people at higher risk for flu- H3N2 viruses are most common tend related complications. People at higher to be more severe with higher numbers risk include young children, pregnant of hospitalizations and deaths. 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