Flu clinics

'Tis the season for flu shots and Northern Health has just announced drop-in dates for flu clinics.

  • Tue Oct 29th, 2013 5:00pm
  • News

‘Tis the season for flu shots and Northern Health has just announced drop-in dates for flu clinics.

There will be drop-in flu clinics at the Northern Interior Health Unit Nov. 5, 7. 8, 12, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Visit www.northernhealth.ca for more information or call 8-1-1 or 250-996-7178.

Every year, about 1,400 people in BC die from influenza and pneumonia (a serious complication of influenza). During the influenza 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.