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LAST CALL

- Protect Yourself Against Influenza by Attending Final Flu Vaccination Clinic in Haliburton on Nov. 21 -

(HALIBURTON COUNTY) – Next week will be your last shot at getting a flu shot at community clinics organized by the local Health Unit.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is holding its final flu vaccination clinic of the season next Thursday (November 21) from 3-5:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (719 Mountain Street) in Haliburton Village. Flu shots are free to any Ontario resident six months of age and older. No appointment is needed for this clinic, but people are asked to bring their health cards.

“I would encourage everyone who has not yet received a flu shot to come out to this clinic to get vaccinated,” says Linda McCarey, Director of Communicable Disease Control with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Flu vaccine can help protect you, your family, and other people around you from becoming sick with influenza, which can disrupt your holiday plans and put a damper on the upcoming festive season.”

Local residents who are unable to attend the Health Unit’s final flu vaccination clinic are encouraged to seek other options for being protected. They can check with their health care provider to see if they are offering flu shots.

This year, there is also the added option of getting vaccinated by a pharmacist. Three pharmacies in Haliburton County have been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to offer flu shots to anyone over the age of five years. A complete list of approved pharmacies is available HERE

To find out more about flu vaccination, contact the Health Unit at (705) 475-1391.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Linda McCarey, Director, Communicable Disease Control, HKPR District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100.

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