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Flu Vaccine Clinics Open City-Wide Today

October 19, 2010 7:23 AM | News

Winnipeg Free Press humour columnist Doug Speirs rolls up his sleeve and gets a flu shot from Registered Nurse Tricia Coulter at the Notre Dame Recreational Centre on Monday, October 18, 2010. Flu clinics open to the public today until October 23. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA)

It’s that time of year again when Manitobans roll up their sleeves to get their annual flu shot.

Clinics across Winnipeg will open today and offer the influenza vaccine to anyone who wants it free of charge. Unlike previous years, those wishing to get the shot won’t have to fit into a predetermined category or meet certain criteria.

This year’s batch of flu shots will also protect against H1N1, which Canadians are all too familiar with after last year.

A list of clinic locations and times is available on the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority website.

Those who can’t wait at a clinic can make an appointment to get immunized at ACCESS Downtown by calling (204) 940-8741.

Public flu clinics will remain open until Saturday, October 23.