Interior Health rolls out the flu clinics

Clinics start in the region on October 18 in Cranbrook; Jaffray and Kimberley will also host

It’s time to start thinking about the flu as the winter approaches, and there are many flu clinics coming up around the region for anyone looking to get a little extra protection this year.

Interior Health is hosting flu clinics in the area from Kimberley to Cranbrook to Jaffray. The first clinic will be at the Tamarack Mall in Cranbrook on Thursday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Flu shots are provided free of charge for some. Adults and children with chronic health conditions, residents of nursing homes, people 65 years of age or older, Aboriginal people and children from six to 59 months of age are among those eligible for free shots. The complete list is available online at www.interiorhealth.ca.

The Tamarack Mall will be the location of two other clinics this season. The second will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The third clinic will be on Friday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Cranbrook Health Unit will host the final Cranbrook clinic on Friday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those that miss out on the first clinics.

Jaffray will host one clinic on Wednesday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jaffray Seniors Centre. Kimberley will host two clinics at Centennial Hall. The first one will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the second will happen on Thursday, November 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on influenza and flu clinics in the Kootenays, visit www.interiorhealth.ca.

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