Saturday April 19, 2014




Influenza immunization urged

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For all ages of adults, teens and children.

Drop-in Influenza Immunization Clinics are being held for all age groups in the Sunrise Health Region to provide additional opportunities for influenza protection in our communities.

There are a high number of deaths in Saskatchewan this year from the current strain of influenza which is circulating; H1N1. It is important that those who have not been immunized consider doing so, as there is the potential for a second wave of illness. Additionally, the influenza immunization provides coverage for more than just the H1N1 virus. The vaccine which is provided at all the clinics offers protection from other serious influenza virus strains that may emerge later in the season.

Influenza immunization is now available to adults, teens and children, with the exception of infants under 6 months of age. Persons aged 20 to 59 years, and persons with underlying health conditions and risk factors for severe influenza illness should be immunized as soon as possible.

No appointment is needed for the following Drop-In Clinics. Please wear short sleeved shirts and bring your Saskatchewan Health Services Card.

•Yorkton - Parkland Mall: February 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

•Yorkton – Canadian Tire Store: Saturday, February 8, 2014: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

•Yorkton - Parkland College: February 6, 2014: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

•Melville - Public Health Office: February 6, 2014: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Persons unable to attend the drop-in clinics are still able to receive influenza immunization by appointment; call any of the following Public Health Offices:

•Canora 306-563-1259

•Esterhazy 306-745-3200

•Foam Lake 306-272-3375

•Kamsack 306-542-4295 ext. 13

•Langenburg 306-743-2801

•Melville 306-728-7310

•Norquay 306-584-2262

•Preeceville 306-547-2815

•Yorkton 306-786-0600

The most current information and listing of Influenza Immunization Clinics in the Sunrise Health Region can be found on our website www.sunrisehealthregion.sk.ca. Daily updates are also available by calling the InfoLine recording at 1-866-800-5510 and on Twitter (@SunriseRegion).


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