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Jan 21
Influenza immunization available for more people

Saskatoon – Saskatoon Health Region today received 15,000 doses of FluMist vaccine from the Ministry of Health. This means the Region is able to deliver vaccine to more members of the public at a series of clinics.

FluMist is a vaccine sprayed into the nostrils. It can be given to eligible people between two years and 59 years of age. Children six to 23 months of age, pregnant women and immunocompromised persons will receive injectable vaccine. Injectable vaccine is also available to people aged 60 years and older, supplies permitting. Both forms of influenza vaccine are available at the following clinics:

  • Humboldt:
    Friday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    Humboldt District Health Complex
  • Saskatoon:
    Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Prairieland Park Hall A
  • Saskatoon:
    Tuesday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Cosmo Civic Centre - 3130 Laurier Drive
  • Watrous:
    Friday, January 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Watrous Civic Centre
  • Wadena, Wynyard and Rosthern: phone 1-877-757-4358 to book an appointment
The Region continues to offer influenza vaccine to children and family members through routine childhood immunization visits. Postpartum mothers are able to receive influenza vaccine before discharge from hospital.

Influenza vaccine continues to be available through booked appointments for

  • children with specific needs, such as children with autism,
  • people who are severely immunocompromised
    • people receiving cancer treatment
    • transplant recipients and
    • clients receiving dialysis.

Appointments can be arranged through the flu line by calling 306-655-4358 or 1-877-757-4358.

Saskatoon Health Region encourages individuals medically at risk, along with their families, to go to a physician’s office to be immunized if they are unable to attend a clinic. Influenza vaccine is available from the physician offices listed at www.4flu.ca beginning January 22, 2014.

Visit www.4flu.ca for complete influenza information.

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