Flu immunization clinic

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Date(s) - Thursday, January 8, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Halton Regional Building


Halton Region’s last regularly scheduled seasonal influenza (flu) immunization clinic will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Halton Regional Centre at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville.  This free clinic is available to Ontarians six months of age and over.

Getting your flu shot now may still help to protect you and prevent spreading the virus to others. Flu immunization is offered at many pharmacies, clinics, and doctors’ offices.

The influenza vaccine contains three different kinds of killed flu viruses: two influenza A’s and one B. When the decision is made each spring as to which viruses to put into the vaccine, it is not always possible to know the best match for the fall and winter. Some of the influenza virus strains now circulating are not the best match to the vaccine, including the most common circulating strain of influenza A/H3N2. However, the vaccine may still provide partial protection against this strain and will help with strains that are well matched that could circulate later in the season.

While vaccinations are important to prevent illness, there are things you can do to protect others and reduce your chances of becoming sick: Stay home if you are sick, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and always wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

For more information on the flu or flu clinics, dial 311 or visit Halton.ca/flu.

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