Flu season is approaching, Government of Saskatchewan Reservations for this year’s flu vaccination are now open for Saskatchewan residents.
“Starting October 10, flu shots will be available at public health clinics, local pharmacies, and some doctor and nurse practitioners’ offices. The flu vaccine helps you stay healthy and prevent illness. A safe and effective way to prevent and save lives.” shared a release.
Typically, the people most affected by these annual illnesses are the elderly, people with chronic health conditions or weakened immune systems, children under the age of 5, and pregnant women. These groups, who are at high risk of contracting influenza, are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“It’s important to remember not only to protect yourself from getting sick, but also to protect your family and friends,” said Health Minister Everett Hindley. “Getting vaccinated is proven in the fight against disease and will help keep you and your loved ones healthy.”
Hindley continued about how the province is offering high-dose influenza vaccinations free of charge to all seniors in Saskatchewan. Flu vaccinations are said to be free to eligible residents of the state who are six months of age and older, so anyone with underlying health conditions can benefit. can do.
Other notes are as follows:
- Children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years can only be vaccinated at the SHA’s public influenza clinic, health department, or by a doctor or nurse.
- Residents can conveniently schedule and receive both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines in the same appointment.
- A vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant will also be available as part of Saskatchewan’s fall immunization program.
Influenza vaccination can reduce infection rates during the fall and winter months. Find out how to make a reservation for yourself or your family through SHA online Reservations tooCall us anytime or Monday through Friday at 1-833-727-5829.