The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) public health flu shot clinics began Monday, October 19.
Flu immunization is especially important for people at high-risk of influenza complications – such as pregnant women, young children, elderly people, those with underlying health conditions, or people who are immune-compromised. Caregivers are also recommended to get their shot.
The flu vaccine is a safe, effective way to help people stay healthy, prevent illness and save lives. In addition to being offered through public health, the flu vaccine is also offered through most physician and nurse practitioner offices and in most pharmacies.
In Swift Current, drive-thru flu shot clinics will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on:
This clinic is located at 801 Cheadle Street West in Swift Current.
Drive-thru clinics are suitable for people who are healthy individuals who have no previous concern with the flu shot. Clients that should not use the drive-thru include:
Anyone with previous history of anaphylaxis or allergy to influenza vaccination
Patients with unknown history of anaphylaxis (receiving influenza vaccine for the first time)
If clients are interested in drive-thru flu shots they are asked to come prepared. Be ready for an immunization by wearing loose clothing that will allow for access to the shoulder area.
A complete listing of flu clinics offered by the Saskatchewan Health Authority can be easily accessed at www.4flu.ca or by calling HealthLine 811.