Kenora residents who haven’t yet received their flu shot can get one tonight through a special drive-through flu shot clinic, hosted by Doctor Clay Hammett.
The clinic will be set-up at the Paterson Medical Centre tonight between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. However, the clinic is only for patients who have receive the flu vaccine without any adverse effects in the past.
All residents will be required to fill out a form in advance, which you can find HERE.
A flu shot is recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months, and it takes roughly two weeks to take effect and protect you from influenza. It helps protect those most at-risk, which include pregnant women, those with chronic health conditions, or those looking after those with high-risk conditions.
There is also a ‘high dose’ influenza vaccine for residents over the age of 65, which will also help protect you from the illness. It has not been proven to be more effective than the standard dose. Either shot will keep residents as safe as possible this winter season.
Ontario has invested an additional $70 million to purchase an additional 700,000 flu vaccines this year, to help prepare the country against the combined threat of influenza and COVID-19.
For more information:
No flu shot shortage: NWHU
Flu shots more important this year than any other, SLFNHA