Mercy is Making Flu Vaccinations Easy to Get During Flu Season

Mercy is making flu vaccinations easy to get during flu season. Influenza vaccinations are available at Mercy Corporate Health in Washington and Mercy Convenient Clinics in Eureka, Union, and Washington. According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks after being vaccinated for one’s body to develop and immune response. People should be vaccinated now so that they will be protected when flu season begins. Influenza season usually begins in October and typically lasts until May. Flu symptoms often mimic colds with nasal congestion, coughs, aches, and fatigue. But colds rarely come with a fever above 101 degrees. Other symptoms are body and muscle aches.
Vaccinations are appropriated for individuals at least 4 years old and include an injection, a nasal mist for people who prefer to avoid needles and a ‘high dose’ injection vaccination for people age 65 and older.
Flu vaccinations are available during the week from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Mercy Corporate Health Washington, which is located inside Mercy Urgent Care on Phoenix Center Drive. The cost is $30 for the injection or mist, of $50 for the high dose injection. Appointments are not necessary.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.