Flu shot clinics open across Saskatchewan on Monday

Flu shot clinics opened across Saskatchewan Monday morning.

The vaccine is available through public health clinics across the province, some physician and nurse practitioner offices and in local pharmacies.

Anyone six months and older can receive the flu vaccine. Children age six months to five years must be immunized at a public health clinic, or by a physician or nurse practitioner.

“Getting a flu shot provides double protection-for yourself and also for those close to you,” Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. “It is a vaccine that is freely available, proven to be safe, and is particularly important this year during flu season as part of our ongoing efforts to mitigate the additional challenges to our provincial health care system from COVID-19. We encourage everyone to do their part to help keep Saskatchewan’s communities as healthy as possible.”

Bring your Saskatchewan health card with you to receive your immunization.

Be prepared to wait an additional 15 minutes after receiving your immunization.

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