Flu immunization clinics open soon
Public Health clinics, pharmacies and doctors in communities across the Island will be providing free flu shots to people at high risk of complications from influenza and their close contacts as well as other vulnerable groups.
Public Health clinics open starting the week of Oct. 28, check with your local public health unit for details or online at www.viha.ca/flu.
“People who are at high-risk can suffer severe complications or even death from influenza,” said Dr. Dee Hoyano, Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. “The most common complication, particularly for elderly people, is pneumonia, an infection of the lungs.”