Borne to be mild: Flu season is officially over

Flu shots now available through house calls by pharmacists

Some trained pharmacists are also administering vaccinations this year.

Twenty-two people have been hospitalized in CT with the flu activity so far this season as flu activity has been slowly increasing statewide since the end of August, which is typical for the flu season. There will be a clinic at the Bienfait Public Library on October 24 from 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.

Anyone six months of age and older with a valid Saskatchewan health card is eligible to get a flu shot.

The CDC estimates that flu vaccines prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations every year. That includes pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with underlying health conditions and their caregivers.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is also emphasizing the importance of preventing the spread of germs in other ways, like good hand hygiene and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

People are advised to be prepared to wait roughly 15 minutes after receiving their vaccination.

The flu vaccine is available at public health clinics, pharmacies, and some doctors and nurse practitioners' offices.

For a list of pharmacies that provide the free flu shot, check the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan website or ask a local pharmacy if they offer it.

In the case of Lorne Drugs, Perentes said they'll be giving flu shots to residents of four seniors' housing units near downtown Regina.

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) called on all citizens and residents aged 6 months and older and people who are most vulnerable to complications of influenza to obtain a vaccine for seasonal flu.

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