Flu shot clinics underway
It’s that time of year again to roll up your sleeve and take one in the arm to battle the flu.
Two clinics in Drumheller are coming up for the seasonal flu vaccination. They are on Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Drumheller Health Centre. The H1N1 vaccine is available on Tuesday and Wednesday October 27 and 28 a the Drumheller Health Centre and November 3 and 4 at the Church of the Nazarene.
Alberta Health Services recommends immunization for people 65 or older, and living in a group setting such as continuing care or designated assisted living.
Other people who may consider being immunized include an adult or child with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women or healthy children between the ages of 6 months and 23 months. Also if you are living in a household with any of these identifiable groups, you may consider the flu shot.
Other area clinics include the Delia Hall on November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockyford Friendships Centre on October 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Morrin Community Centre on November 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Carbon Baptist Church on November 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 21 the federal government approved a vaccine for the H1N1 influenza and says the vaccine is available in Alberta on October 26.