Cypress Health Region adds flu clinics across the Southwest

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Additional flu vaccine clinics to be announced in Southwest

With additional stocks of vaccine arriving earlier this week, the Cypress Health Region has confirmed a series of influenza clinics across the Southwest.

Starting on Monday, there will be a six-day-a-week flu clinic operating at the Swift Current Mall, and additional clinics are scheduled in Shaunavon, Maple Creek and Leader.

On Friday, Saskatchewan Health officials updated their influenza statistical totals, reporting 16 confirmed seats in the province as a result of influenza along with over 1,100 confirmed lab cases. A total of 57 patients have been admitted to intensive care as a result of influenza.

All newly announced clinics are being conducted on a drop in basis, with no appointments necessary to receive influenza immunications.

Both nasal spray and injectable vaccine will be available at these clinics.

SWIFT CURRENT (until further notice)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Swift Current Mall.

Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Swift Current Mall.

SHAUNAVON

Saturday, February 1 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shaunavon Hospital (Public Health).

LEADER

Monday, January 27 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Leader Community Centre.

Tuesday, February 4 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Leader Friendship Centre.

MAPLE CREEK

Tuesday, January 28 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maple Creek Hospital.

Wednesday, February 5 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maple Creek Hospital.

For the latest details and more information visit the Cypress Health Region’s website at www.cypresshealth.ca/influenza.htm

“We encourage Saskatchewan people to be vaccinated to protect themselves from illness due to influenza,” Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer Denise Werker said. “Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.”

For information on influenza, symptoms and self-care, call HealthLine 811 or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/flu.

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada

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