Free seasonal flu clinics continue through the month of November within several Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) communities. The ‘Get Vaccinated, Don’t Spread the Flu’ campaign has scheduled clinics in various communities throughout the month, and a listing of clinics that remain in or near your area can be found on the PMH website. Watch for further clinic dates by viewing information through PMH Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Depending on where you live in the region, appointments may still be required. You can call the toll-free line (1-877-646-3888) to make an appointment if one is recommended within your community.
The seasonal influenza vaccine at PMH clinics will be available to all Manitobans at no charge. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. However, immunization is especially important for those at increased risk of serious illness or complications from the flu, their caregivers and close contacts.
PMH reminds you that if you are 65 years of age or older, or an individual that is at increased risk of pneumococcal infection, you may also need a pneumococcal vaccination. The vaccine helps protect against pneumococcal disease including a serious type of pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis. Please talk to your health-care provider.
Remember to bring your Manitoba Health card and your Immunization Card(s) to the clinics. You are also advised to wear short sleeves if possible.
If you need more information about the flu, contact your local public health office, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, or physician clinic. For more information on the flu click here.
Click here for a list of clinics near you.