Public Health’s Final Community Flu Vaccination Clinic Set For November 28

Written by admin, November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012 – Now is the Time to Protect Yourself and Others Before the Holidays!

The Peterborough Public Health will be holding its final community seasonal flu vaccination clinic of the season on Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough.

“Now is a good time to get the flu shot to ensure you are protected before the holidays which often can be a time when the virus is shared between young and old,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra.  “The flu shot offers great protection for our most vulnerable populations in the community, including residents in long-term care facilities, seniors and infants, and it’s strongly recommended that those visiting these groups get immunized as well.”

To date, Public Health has immunized 2,877 people at community clinics throughout the city and Peterborough County and distributed more than 37,120 doses of the vaccine to local healthcare providers.  The vaccine will continue to be available from local doctors, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals once the community clinics end.

Employers interested in holding flu clinics for their staff can visit Public Health’s website www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca for a list of local agencies who can deliver this service for them.

With flu season underway following the first reported cases last week, Public Health encourages everyone to wash their hands regularly, use good respiratory etiquette and to stay home when ill to prevent the spread of influenza.

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