Public Health officials are encouraging Saskatoon and area residents to make the most of the final day at Prairieland Park for the public health mass drop-in influenza immunization clinic. Today’s Prairieland clinic runs from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children under the age of five must be immunized at either by Public Health or a physician.
Health officials are warning that influenza is already appearing in the community. Persons at risk for serious flu complications include young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and asthma; and people 65 years and older .
To help keep the lines moving, please arrive with your screening form already filled out and bring your Health Card. Anyone six months and older can receive the flu vaccine and is encouraged to get vaccinated early in the season.
A complete listing of flu clinics offered by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, as well as general flu information and printable resources can be easily accessed at www.4flu.ca or by calling HealthLine 811.
For the screening form and additional public health drop-in immunization clinic times and locations across the province, visit 4flu.ca.
A reminder that many pharmacies across the province provide free influenza vaccination to adults and children over five years of age with a valid Saskatchewan Health card.