Influenza immunization clinics resumed in Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) Oct. 31.
The temporary precautionary suspension of influenza immunizations has been lifted.
The influenza vaccines are safe and effective. All clinics that were suspended will be rescheduled.
Dr. Shauna Hudson, SCHR Medical Health Officer, strongly recommends seasonal influenza vaccine for everyone but especially those at high risk for complications from influenza.
The Region's priority in the initial weeks of the program is to protect the people who are most at risk for complications from influenza but everyone is encouraged to protect themselves and get a flu shot.
Some of the individuals who will benefit most from influenza immunization include:
• Adults 65 years of age and older
• People with chronic health conditions, weakened immune systems, or severe obesity
• Pregnant women (during any trimester)
• Children from 6 months of age to 59 months of age
Check out the dates and locations of influenza immunization clinics in SCHR at:http://www.suncountry.sk.ca/viewnews/234/175/community-advisory.html.
You can find also out about upcoming flu clinics by calling Estevan Public Health at 637-3626.