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You can still get a flu shot!

Scheduled flu clinics in Sun Country Health Region have concluded for the 2014-15 flu season. But members of the public can still receive a flu shot by calling their local public health nurse and making an appointment.

Sun Country Health Region’s Public Health Team encourages everyone to get their annual influenza shot to protect themselves and to protect their loved ones! 

All individuals six months of age and older are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine free of charge. 

Please note that children from six months of age through to their ninth birthday are eligible to be immunized up to March 31, 2015.  

Contact a Public Health Nurse in your area at:

  • Weyburn Public Health     306-842-8618
  • Coronach Public Health    306-267-5705
  • Radville Public Health       306-869-2555
  • Kipling Public Health        306-736-2522
  • Carlyle Public Health        306-453-6131
  • Redvers Public Health      306-452-4020
  • Oxbow Public Health       306-483-2313
  • Estevan Public Health       306-637-3626

High-risk groups for influenza include:

  • people with chronic health conditions (for example - lung and/or heart disease, asthma, cancer, kidney disease, etc.)
  • people 65 years of age and older,
  • residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities,
  • people with severe obesity,
  • children under five years of age,
  • children on long term aspirin therapy,
  • pregnant women.

The public health team also recommends influenza immunization for people who are in close contact with individuals at higher risk for serious disease and encourages all health care professionals to be immunized to protect themselves and their clients, patients and residents from influenza: 

  • members of households expecting a baby,
  • members of households with a baby less than six years of age,
  • household and close contacts of persons who are at risk of getting seriously ill with influenza,
  • healthcare workers, health science students, and volunteers working in health care settings,
  • individuals providing regular child care to children up to 59 months of age (younger than five years old) either in or out of the home, and
  • people who work with poultry or hogs.

Influenza is a contagious viral disease of the respiratory system that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching surfaces like door handles and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. 

In addition to getting a flu shot, the spread of influenza can be limited through infection prevention methods such as frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into the sleeve, cleaning surfaces often, and by staying at home when you are sick.  

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