The influenza vaccine is now available to Saskatchewan residents, and the Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging everyone to get their shot to help prevent the spread of influenza.
“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.”
Flu shots are recommended for higher-risk individuals, including seniors, those with underlying chronic health conditions, children under five, and pregnant women.
Flu shots will be available to residents at pharmacists, physicians, local public health offices and flu clinics. Please visit https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/Services-Locations/flu for up-to-date information on where and when clinics will take place.
There will be modifications to where and how flu shots will be administered this year. To accommodate public health precautions due to COVID-19, there will be increased physical distancing and sanitization procedures.
For further information on influenza symptoms and when to seek care, call HealthLine 811or visit www.healthlineonline.ca.
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