Public Health to Tweet Real Time Flu Clinic Queue Status

Written by admin, October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012 – Residents Encouraged to Follow Public Health on Twitter When Planning Their Clinic Visit

The Peterborough Public Health is hoping local residents will take advantage of Twitter to help them plan when to get their flu shot at community clinics taking place throughout the County and City in the coming weeks.

“We are delighted to make use of Twitter to provide real time updates on clinic line ups so residents know when the best time is for them to get their flu shots,” said Sarah McBride, Public Health Nurse in charge of coordinating this year’s flu clinics.  “With more than 200 Twitter followers so far, we already know that people are looking for timely public health information like this.”

The Public Health will send tweets advising followers when line ups are getting long, and also when clinics are not so busy so residents can pick the optimal time to come for their flu shot.

To follow Public Health on Twitter, visit and create your own account by providing a valid email address and password.  In the search bar, enter Public Health’s handle, @PCCHU and click on “follow” to receive clinic updates.  You will also receive other important public health information and news.

Community flu clinics begin Thursday, October 25 and run until November 28. For a current schedule and further information about influenza vaccination, visit


For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
(705) 743-1000, ext. 391