Only Three Flu Clinics Left!

Written by admin, November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012 – Public Health Encourages Residents to Stay Healthy by Getting Vaccinated

The Peterborough Public Health announced today there are only three community-wide Flu Clinics left and encourages local residents to get vaccinated to stay healthy this winter.

The remaining three Flu Clinics offered by Public Health will take place as follows:

  • Saturday, November 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave.,Peterborough
  • Thursday, November 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Cavan-Monaghan Gymnasium, 988 County Road 10, Millbrook
  • Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave.,Peterborough

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza from spreading in our communities, especially since we know 30% of healthy individuals can get it and pass it on, event without symptoms,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “For many of us, influenza could be just a passing illness but unfortunately, for the very young, the elderly, the immunocompromised, the pregnant or the infirm, influenza can mean an ICU stay, or even worse, the final blow.”

Dr. Salvaterra noted in addition to the health payoffs the community also benefits by reduced absenteeism at work and school when fewer people get sick.  Healthcare providers are especially encouraged to get immunized to reduce the spread of influenza as recommended by Health Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Flu shots are available free of charge to residents of Ontario.  The community clinic schedule is subject to change.  For up to date clinic information, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca or call (705) 743-1000.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
(705) 743-1000, ext. 391