Preventing the Flu
Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:55 PMby
Grey Bruce Health Unit waiting for confirmation on first flu case this season
(Grey Bruce )
Another free flu vaccine clinic is being held Thursday in Port Elgin, in time to protect yourself from the flu.
The Grey-Bruce Health Unit is waiting for lab tests to confirm the first case of Influenza A in our region this season.
Meanwhile, health officials will offer free flu shots at Northport Elementary School from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Officials encourage everyone -- but especially the very young and the elderly -- to get vaccinated.
They say it helps prevent the spread of the flu.
They're also hoping all staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities get vaccinated this year.
Last year, nearly 70 per cent of staff at local hospitals immunized last year, which is about a 20 per cent increase.
The next flu shot clinic is Monday at Hanover Heights Elementary School from 4 PM to 8 PM.
UPCOMING FLU SHOT CLINICS:
November 5 Hanover, Hanover Heights Elementary School 4 PM - 8 PM
November 7 Wiarton Peninsula Shores District School 4 PM - 8 PM
November 13 Walkerton, Walkerton District Community School 4 PM - 8 PM
November 14 Durham, Rockwood Terrace Nursing Home 4 PM - 8 PM
November 19 Kincardine, Huron Heights Elementary School 4 PM - 8 PM
November 20 Markdale, Southeast Grey Community Health Centre 4 PM - 8 PM
November 22 Chesley, Chesley Community Centre 4 PM - 8 PM
November 26 Meaford, Georgian Bay Secondary School 4 PM - 8 PM
November 28 Owen Sound, Public Health 9 AM - 3 PM