|Flu Clinics Up and Running Again|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:40|
The influenza Immunization program in the province is ramping up once again.
The program was halted on Friday as a precautionary measure, after Health Canada launched a review following the discovery of tiny virus particles found in one batch of the vaccine at the Novartis facility in Italy.
Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says anyone who has already received a shot will not have to be re-administered one.
He says the previous batch in Saskatchewan was safe and is effective.
Shahab says the province will consider diversifying it's supply in the future.
With the news, the Saskatoon Health Region says it will proceed with 3 major immunization clinics it had on the schedule for this week.
They are scheduled for tomorrow (Thurs) at the St. Augustine Parish Centre in Humboldt, on Friday at the Lakewood Civic Centre in Saskatoon, and on Saturday in Wadena, at the Farmer's Market.
Starting November 5th, the region says an appointment will be necessary in order to receive flu vaccine.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:03|