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Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics Open in Manitoba

October 16, 2012 11:40 AM | News

Health Minister Theresa Oswald receives a flu shot at the QuickCare clinic on McGregor Avenue on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. (CHRISD.CA)

Manitobans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot.

The annual influenza immunization program launched province-wide Tuesday. Anyone in close contact with individuals at increased risk for influenza-related complications, such as health-care workers, first responders and household contacts and caregivers, are a focus for influenza immunization.

Health Minister Theresa Oswald received a shot during a photo-op at a QuickCare clinic in Winnipeg this morning.

“When people get the shot they are protecting themselves as well as their friends and families who might be at an increased risk of serious illness,” Oswald said. “The flu shot is available at no charge to all Manitobans and can help people stay well during the flu season.”

Specific clinic dates and locations are available at Manitoba.ca/flu and by calling Health Links-Info Santé at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.

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