Flu clinics return without high risk and rush of H1N1

Getting a shot in the arm – Young 18-month-old Chera Hameluck sits on the lap of her mother Natasha Usher-Hameluck who gets vaccinated by public health nurse Sue Stratulate during a flu clinic at Stettler Community Hall hosted by Alberta Health Services.

The season for influenza and flu shots has returned with several clinics in several communities.

Alberta has launched its annual influenza immunization program, offering influenza vaccine, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older.

“This year, a single influenza vaccine will protect Albertans against both seasonal influenza and H1N1,” states Alberta Health Services.

All Albertans – six months of age and older – are eligible to receive this year’s influenza vaccine, free of charge.

“While those at higher risk of severe influenza illness are encouraged to get immunized early in the influenza season, it is important for all Albertans to get their influenza immunization, this year and every year.”

Alberta has adequate vaccine supply to immunize Alberta’s population this influenza season.

“Vaccination is the best defence against influenza,” said Dr. Gerry Predy, senior medical officer of health for Alberta Health Services.

Follow the dates, times and venues for clinics in the Stettler area communities:

• Stettler Community Hall

Oct. 27 and 28 and Nov. 10 from 1 to 7 p.m.

• Buffalo Lake Seniors’ Centre

Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Big Valley Seniors’ Centre

Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Byemoor Seniors’ Centre

Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

• Donalda Seniors’ Centre

Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

For more information on updated dates and times, visit the Alberta Health Services website at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

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