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Making the Flu Shot Fashionable: Influenza Immunization Clinics Open Today
Dean Renwick, one of Saskatchewan’s leading fashion designers, is rolling up his sleeve at the annual influenza immunization clinic in Regina today, as clinics open across the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR). It comes down to protecting yourself and others from the flu.
“In order to be protected early, we encourage everyone to schedule time to get a flu shot and take advantage of the mass clinics provided throughout the Region,” said Morag Granger, Manager of Clinical Services for Public Health Nursing, Population and Public Health Services, RQHR. “It’s important that people get their immunization every year, to protect themselves and those around them against the strains of virus expected this flu season.”
- Persons with chronic health conditions such as:
- Lung and/or heart disease;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Neurological conditions;
- Kidney disease; and
- Children on long term aspirin therapy.
- Adults 65 years of age and older;
- Pregnant women in all trimesters;
- Persons with severe obesity;
- Residents of nursing homes and other care facilities;.
- Children from six months up to and including 59 months of age (younger than five years old)*
- Household and close contacts of infants who are less than six months of age.