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Health Unit says It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

SIMCOE, JANUARY 10, 2014 – The flu vaccine is safe and the best way to keep you and the people around you healthy during the flu season. The flu vaccine is available at doctor’s offices and is also available for those five and older through pharmacists. “We are also encouraging people from ages 6 months and up to come to the Halidmand Norfolk Health Unit in Simcoe at 12 Gilbertson Drive from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday January 14th and on January 15th 2-4 p.m. at 282 Argyle Street South. No appointment or health card is necessary,” says Public Health Nurse Angela Swick.

Swick reports that persons at highest risk of hospitalization and death from the flu are children under five years old, seniors, people with weakened immune systems and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Swick also notes that good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing, covering all coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are sick can help to prevent infectious diseases.

Currently in Ontario, there is sufficient supply of influenza vaccine to meet the demand.

For more information, contact the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.


Media Contact:
Angela Swick
Public Health Nurse
Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
12 Gilbertson Drive,
Simcoe Ontario
N3Y 2L1
519-426-6170 Ext. 3227