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.

Just Posted

Leasee frustrated with work stoppage order at Paradise Shores

On May 17th, the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) issued a stop order at the site

Mock Accident held at Wm. E Hay Stettler Secondary Campus

The accident, along with a distracted driving obstacle course, was held for the graduating class

Popular downtown initiative bolsters Stettler Food Bank donations

Wells Furniture and Brenda’s Cozy Cafe are gearing up for the third annual Food Bank Drive May 29th, 30th and 31st

Man charged with break and enter to Stettler County residence

Stettler RCMP arrested 30-year-old Kyle Grams of Stettler

Magnetos Car Club ready to shine at annual car show and cruise

For the 19th year in a row, featured cars will line Main Street on June 8th

Trudeau touts economic record at Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver

The Prime Minister was in B.C. for much of this week

Red Deer man arrested in connection with Leduc armed robbery

Leduc RCMP asking for public assistance after armed robbery – UPDATE

Leduc RCMP seek older suspect in alleged assault

Leduc RCMP seek public assistance in identifying assault suspect

School bus crash in Edmonton sends 12 to hospital, 2 with broken bones

Alberta Health Services said there were no life-threatening injuries

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear Alberta murder appeals

Sheena Cuthill and her husband Timothy Rempel were found guilty three years ago of killing Ryan Lane

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire

The blaze has now eaten its way through about 920 square kilometres of forest

Most Read