Visit one of the last flu clinics before Christmas break

By Contributor
December 10th, 2009

The public health combination flu clinics will be ending in a couple of weeks —the last clinics in the region will be held on December 18th. So anyone who hasn’t yet received their immunizations is encouraged to do so soon, says Interior Health.

“The clinics are not as busy as they were, so it makes sense to shift our focus back to providing our regular services in public health, says Senior Medical Health Officer, Dr. Andrew Larder. “The vaccine will still be available at health units and at many doctor’s offices and pharmacies as well.

“It’s important to remember that the H1N1 flu virus continues to circulate, even if it’s not at the high levels we saw a few weeks ago. The best way to protect yourself for the rest of the flu season is to get immunized as soon as possible.”

Flu clinics will take place at the Midway Fire Hall Dec. 11 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and by appointment at the Grand Forks Public Health Unit and at the Midway Clinic throughout the week of Dec. 14 – 18.

If you would like to still get immunized for H1N1 flu vaccine and seasonal vaccine (if eligible) after December 18th, call your local health unit/health centre for information on how to get immunized.

To date, more than 250,000 people have been immunized against H1N1 flu virus, which is 35% of the Interior Health population. Combined H1N1 and Seasonal flu clinics have been running steady for nearly two months — with 229 clinics being held in communities across the region. 

**This is a press release from Interior Health

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