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Jan 15
Immunization clinic for two high risk groups set for Friday in Saskatoon; Additional clinic in Humboldt

Saskatoon – Two drop-in clinics have been arranged for Friday, January 17, 2014 to distribute new doses of flu vaccine to pregnant women and children 6 months to 59 months who have been identified by the Ministry of Health as highest risk.

The Saskatoon clinic will now take place:

Friday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
107 McWillie Avenue (off Central Ave in Silverspring)

For those outside Saskatoon, a drop-in clinic is planned in Humboldt:

Friday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Conexus Boardroom
Humboldt District Health Complex

The flu vaccine is also available through booked appointments for immunocompromised persons who include people receiving cancer treatment, transplant recipients and clients receiving dialysis.

Pregnant women and children six months to 59 months who live in rural communities can book an appointment through their local public health office.

Postpartum mothers will also be able to receive vaccine before discharge.

Saskatoon Health Region received 1,500 doses of FluMist and 1,840 doses of injectable vaccine from the Ministry of Health.

Visit www.4flu.ca for complete influenza information. Information about FluMist is available on the Ministry of Health website at http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/influenza-flu.

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