Final Halton Region Flu Immunization Clinic


WEBWIRE – Thursday, January 10, 2013

Halton Regionís last regularly scheduled influenza (flu) immunization clinic will be held on Thursday, January 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Halton Regional Centre in Oakville. With the completion of this community clinic, Halton Region will have held 30 flu immunization clinics.

"The peak period of this seasonís flu outbreak has been earlier than previous years. However, the flu season will remain into March, so itís still possible to get sick with the flu in the next few weeks,Ē said Dr. Bob Nosal, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health. ďGetting the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and to prevent spreading the virus to others.Ē

While vaccinations are the best way to prevent illness, other preventative measures can reduce your chances of becoming sick. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub, and stay home if you are sick.

For more information on the flu or flu clinics, dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca/flu.

Residents can still get their flu vaccinations from doctorsí offices, walk-in clinics and some pharmacies. Be sure to call the location to verify their hours of operation and vaccine availability.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); childrenís and seniorsí services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Regionís website at www.halton.ca.



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