The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will not be providing flu shots this year.
While the health unit suggests anyone over the age of six months get their shot, they will not be hosting clinics this year. Medical Officer of Health for the health unit Dr. Paula Stewart says they didn’t offer clinics last year either and it’s due to decreasing numbers associated with pharmacies offering the shot. They suggest getting your shot at one of these pharmacies or through a health care provider.
According to the health unit pharmacy clinics are open seven days a week, with evening hours. A health card is required to register. It should also be noted that pharmacies cannot give vaccinations to children under the age of five. Stewart says children under five must be taken to a primary care provider. She adds that it makes sense, since children will be more comfortable with the nurses giving the needle.
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