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Flu vaccination clinics start today

As of today, the Regional Health Authorities will begin hosting the annual free flu shot clinics.

Residents can also receive their shots through their family physician or local pharmacy. Flu shots are provided free of charge.

Physicians can administer the vaccine to everyone, regardless of age, and pharmacists can administer the vaccine to people five years of age and older.

Appointments for flu shot clinics hosted by the Regional Health Authorities can be booked online

Residents can also book an appointment by calling toll-free at 1-833-951-3904. Walk-in appointments will be available in the coming weeks at a number of locations.

Individuals are asked to bring their MCP card and wear short sleeves when they go to get their flu shot.

Some people will be administered flu shots such as people in long-term care homes; personal care homes and other residential care settings, home support clients who are unable to attend public flu clinics, and individuals in correctional facilities.

Shots will also be provided to in-patients in acute care hospitals and health centres; and patients in other acute settings such as some ambulatory clinics and, clients admitted in mental health and addictions treatment settings.

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