By Gary Carr
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 1:00 pm ·  0 Comments
Halton Region is holding its last regularly scheduled influenza (flu) immunization clinic on Thursday, January 14, from 4-8 p.m. in the Halton Regional Centre auditorium at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville.
The clinic will offer several influenza vaccines, including the nasal spray for children age two through 17. The nasal spray has given parents another option this year, especially if your child is fearful of getting a needle. All regional flu clinics are wheelchair accessible and no health care card is required.
It has been estimated that the flu costs the Canadian economy about one-half billion dollars annually (Canadian Coalition for Influenza Immunization)
With the completion of these clinics, Halton Region hosted 12 flu immunization clinics and piloted two appointment-based, family clinics to help meet the changing needs of our community. Our flu immunization program is another example of how we partner with the community to achieve the best possible health and well-being for everyone.
While the Region’s flu clinics are winding down, it’s not too late to get a flu shot to protect yourself and prevent spreading the virus. Residents can still get flu immunizations from many pharmacies, walk-in clinics and doctor’s offices across Halton.
While vaccines are the best way to prevent illness, other preventative measures can reduce your chances of becoming sick. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and stay home if you are sick.
For more information on the flu or flu clinics, visit halton.ca/flu or dial 311.