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Flu Shot Clinic at Creekside Community Centre

Do you in live in Southast False Creek and want to get the flu shot this year? There is a flu shot clinic coming up at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre. This year’s flu shot will give you protection against three strains of influenza viruses. The clinic takes place:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Why should you get the flu shot? Watch the video below from Vancouver Coastal Health.

Here is some more info from Vancouver Coastal Health:

Who can get a free seasonal flu shot?

  • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts;
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities;
  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts;
  • Children and adolescents (six months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with acetylsalicylic acid, and their household contacts;
  • Healthy children age six months to 59 months;
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants age zero to 59 months;
  • Pregnant women who will be in their third trimester during influenza season and their household contacts;
  • Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza to those at high risk of influenza complications;
  • People who provide essential services including first responders and correction officers;
  • People who work with live poultry;
  • Aboriginal peoples (on and off reserve);
  • People who are morbidly obese.

Who can get a free pneumococcal vaccination?

  • People 65 years and older
  • Residents of any age living in residential care, assisted living or other group facilities
  • People two years of age and older with certain medical conditions
  • Homeless persons and injection drug users

For more info or to find another flu shot clinic visit the Flu Shots and Flu Clinics page on the  Vancouver Coastal Health website.

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