|The Flu Clinics Are Back|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Monday, 27 September 2010 09:09|
Seasonal flu vaccines will be available through the Saskatoon Health Region in a couple of weeks.
Manager of disease control for the region, Karen Grauer, says typically 45-thousand people are immunized, but this year they are gearing for 60 to 90-thousand because the at-risk group has been widened to include:
anyone with a chronic health condition, seniors, children from 6 months to 4 years old, pregnant women, residents of long-term care facilities, household and close contacts of infants, pregnant women and individuals at high risk, and occupational groups likely to get or transmit influenza.
The seasonal flu vaccine will be available to everyone free of charge with the large clinic at Prairieland Park beginning October 12th.
Plus there will also be smaller clinics in approximately 70 different locations.
The seasonal vaccine contains an H1N1 component.
When the public vaccine sites finish, immunization will be available by appointment only, but times and locations are limited, so it is encouraged to come to one of the public sites.
You can find clinic times and locations for the Saskatoon Health Region by phoning 655-4flu or checking out this website: www.4flu.ca
|Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 09:53|