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Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Start Today

Beginning today, the regional health authorities will be hosting free flu shot clinics.

Appointments will be required this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and must wear a mask. Due to physical distancing requirements, people will not be able to enter the clinic waiting area until 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.

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

To help improve access, pharmacists and physicians can administer the vaccine free-of-charge this year. Physicians can administer the vaccine to everyone, regardless of age. Pharmacists can administer the vaccine to people five years of age and older.

Other health care professionals administering the flu shot this year in the regional health authorities include registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, physicians, advanced care and primary care paramedics, midwives, and nursing and medical students with appropriate supervision.

Through the vaccination program, during the 2019-2020 season, approximately 157,970 people received the flu shot.


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