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Don't wait for an outbreak! Get your flu shot early. Free walk-in clinic Oct 24 in Owen Sound.

20/10/17
Starting Oct 23, flu shots also available through your health care provider and selected pharmacies.

Get your flu shot early!


Don’t wait until there is an outbreak. Protect yourself and those around you! Public
Health will be offering a free walk-in flu immunization clinic on Tuesday, October 24
from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Grey Bruce Health Unit,101 17th Street East, Owen Sound.
Anyone six months of age and older can attend, no appointment necessary. Starting
Oct 23, flu shots are also available through your health care provider and selected
pharmacies.


The flu shot is the best way people over six months of age can protect themselves and
their families from getting the flu. Certain individuals are at especially high risk;
complications from influenza can have a greater impact on their health and increase the
likelihood of hospitalizations. They include:

 

  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years of age
  • People aged 65 and older
  • Children and adults with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, cancer)
  • Residents of long-term care, retirement homes, or other chronic care facilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Indigenous people

If you are a health care worker, a household contact of those at high risk and/or a
person who provides care to those under five years of age, you are capable of
transmitting influenza to this high risk population. Immunize yourself and protect this
vulnerable group.


For More Information:


Sarah Ellis
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program
Grey Bruce Health Unit
519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext 1443
s.ellis@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca


http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

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