Flu season is around the corner and the province is encouraging citizens to get the shot (and not the flu).
Health Minister Erin Selby on Friday rolled up her own sleeve for a media photo-op to promote the campaign, which now includes newly-certified pharmacists to inject the shot and other convenient locations.
“Providing increased access to immunization is a priority for our government to ensure that Manitobans can protect themselves against the flu and protect those at increased risk of serious illness from the flu, their caregivers and close contacts,” said Selby.
This year’s slogan is, “Because it’s About Them Too. Get Vaccinated. Don’t Spread the Flu.”
In addition to experienced pharmacists, all new graduates of the University of Manitoba’s faculty of pharmacy are now receiving the necessary training to provide future patients with the service. Five new ACCESS centres and four QuickCare clinics will also offer the vaccine this year.
Public flu shot clinics in Winnipeg run October 22-25. Consult the WRHA website to find locations and times.