Public health will soon be providing influenza clinics at the Health Unit.
Children under 8 years of age, along with their families, can visit the centre starting November 16th to get vaccinated. All people 9 years and older can get their flu vaccine from a pharmacist or a family physician.
Certain people are also eligible for free shots such as nurses, doctors, health care providers and first responders. For more information on who is eligible for a free influenza vaccine: HealthLinkBC
Immunization Lead for Northern Health, Patricia Strim, says “In BC there are certain individuals that are eligible for free flu vaccine. Those are people that are at high risk, such as seniors 65 years of age or older. Healthy infants 6-59 months of age. It is also provided to people that come in contact with people that are of high risk; so household contacts of people that are of high risk.”