Flu clinics upcoming

  • Oct. 20, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Every year, about 1,400 people in BC die from influenza and pneumonia (a serious complication of influenza). During the flu season, residents who are at risk are advised to get their free vaccine.The influenza vaccine is provided free for many groups of people who are at higher risk of getting influenza and its complications. For a list of eligible groups, check with your local public health unit, family doctor or visit www.northernhealth.ca.Pneumococcal vaccine is also available for high-risk individuals (seniors and those with chronic medical conditions) to protect influenza-related pneumonia.Protect yourself and your family from influenza this winter!Masset/Port ClementsA drop in clinic will be held at the Masset community hall Monday October 25 from 1:00-8:00 pm. A drop in clinic will also be held at the Port clinic on Tuesday October 26 from 4:00-8:00 pm. For more info, call 626-4727.Queen Charlotte/SkidegateA clinic will be held at the QC Legion on Wednesday October 27 from 1:00-8:00 pm. A clinic will also be held in Skidegate on Wednesday November 3, from 11:00 am-3:30 pm. For more info, call 559-2350.SandspitAn influenza vaccination clinic will be held in Sandspit on Tuesday October 26, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm (closed 12-1) and Thursday October 28 1:00-4:00 pm.