Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled of October

Getting an annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from influenza. Vaccines can lessen the incidence or severity of flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations, doctors’ visits and missed school or work. Health care providers at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will begin to offer flu shots during the month of October, and MGH Shelton Family Medicine will host two flu vaccine clinics for anyone to participate, both from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Call 360-426-2653 for an appointment at the flu vaccine clinic. Walk-in appointments are also welcome.

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State Highway Construction 9/22 to 9/28

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from September 22, 2019 to September 28, 2019.

Construction

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Crews are building a new alignment for Coffee Creek to remove fish barriers. As work progresses, the project will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: See below: 

6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday 
Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic effects for US 101.


Maintenance

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Football: SHS, NM & MMK Fall

[VIDEO HIGHLIGTS] Mason County’s three football teams lost on the road Friday night. Shelton fell to Capital 50 to 20 on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. North Mason lost at Olympic 46 to 6. And Mary M. Knight stayed within striking distance of Rainier Christian but couldn’t close the gap, losing 56 to 42.

Shelton was shut out by Capital in the first half and the Cougars headed into the locker room with a 29 to 0 lead.

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County Issues Warning about Vaping & Severe Lung Illness

Mason County officials are warning residents about vaping and its connection to severe lung illness.

Mason County Public Health, in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Health and the Center for Disease control, is currently investigating a probable case of severe lung illness linked to use of vaping products. At this time the investigation is ongoing, but the case has been reported to the Washington State Department of Health per recent guidelines issued for severe lung illness reporting. The patient is currently receiving appropriate care and is stable.

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Watch Shelton Football against Capital

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton football team play Capital at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia. Kick off for the South Sound Conference game between the Highclimbers and the Cougars is 7 PM. Dedrick Allan, Gerry Apple and Eric Rehwaldt will start the Our Community Credit Union Kick Off Show at 6:45 PM.

Both teams are 0-and-2 on the season.

Please Note: This broadcast relies on mobile/cellular broadband connection as wired or Wi-Fi connections are not available. Failure of connection or slow speeds due to limited or poor cellular signal may cause buffering, interruptions and/or poor picture quality.  We apologize for any inconvenience. If there is a failure, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will post a complete video as soon as possible. You can also check MasonWebTV’s Facebook page as an interrupted broadcast will start a new video feed once connection is reestablished.

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Additional Medical, Mental Health Providers Coming to MGH &FC

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics continues to grow and enhance the level of health care service the District offers to the community. In addition to the five new doctors the District hired this summer, MGH&FC will welcome another slate of health care providers this fall and winter, including three psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. With Mason Clinic opening in February 2020, the District is committed to expanding its behavioral health offerings and integrating those offerings within our new health care setting at the new medical office building.

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