Health Matters: Should you get the Flu Shot?

Share

Twenty-two people in CT have been hospitalized so far this flu season.

The clinic will run from 12:30 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Friday, then from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again from 12:30 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Monday.

Three clinics are scheduled for October 25: Inglis Court and Yardley Place from 9-10 a.m., and Sussex Arms from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Flu vaccines need to be administered every year because the vaccine declines in the body's immune system over time and because the flu virus changes each year.

Getting vaccinated is especially important for people at high risk of complications, such as pregnant women, young children, the elderly and persons with underlying health conditions, and their caregivers.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is also emphasizing the importance of preventing the spread of germs in other ways, like good hand hygiene and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

More news: Turkey will 'never allow cover-up' of Saudi journalist's death

"That means you can go as a family outing to get you flu shot". Make sure to bring your Saskatchewan health card, and be prepared to wait an extra 15 minutes.

"Influenza can cause serious illness and may lead to complications, hospitalization and even death", Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said in a press release.

They say the flu season begins this month and ends in April or May.

NSW has officially declared the state's 2018 flu season over - and the mildest in five years in part due to an upswing in vaccinations.

Information on influenza immunization in Saskatchewan is available on the provincial government's website.

Share