Flu Shots

Andrea King, left, receives a flu shot from Viviana Savaglia, registered nurse, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, during the free flu shot clinic at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.

The number of flu cases at Killeen Independent School District declined sharply last week, the district reported Monday.

KISD officials reported 20 new cases of flu among the district’s 44,000 students for the week ending Feb. 23, which is down 70 percent from the week before when KISD had 66 cases of flu.

The number is down 88 percent from just two weeks ago, when 123 cases of flu were reported.

The decline continues a month-long trend, according to chief communication officer Terry Abbott. KISD has not had to cancel any classes because of the illness despite a very active flu season.

mpayne@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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