The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), beginning on November 1, will begin holding seasonal influenza immunization clinics. In addition to the walk-in clinics, the health unit will also hold clinics by appointment at its offices. The clinics by appointment are open to everyone, but priority is given to people with young children, physical limitations, medical considerations or special needs.
A pamphlet announcing clinic dates, times and locations has been mailed out to every household. Clinic information can also be found on the EOHU’s website at www.eohu.ca.
Certain groups of people are at higher risk of complications from the flu, and are strongly encouraged to get immunized. These include: children between six months and five years old, people aged 65 and older, and people with chronic medical conditions.
The EOHU reminds residents to bring a piece of identification to the immunization clinics. For clinic dates and locations, check your mailbox or visit www.eohu.ca. You can also call the EOHU at 613-933-1375 or at 1 800 267-7120 and ask for Health Line, or follow the EOHU on Facebook and Twitter for clinic information and other news.
Local clinics include:
Vankleek Hill: Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (5814 Highway 34) on Monday, Nov. 28 between 4 and 7 p.m.
Alfred: Alfred Knights of Columbus Hall (520 St-Philippe Street) on Wednesday, Nov. 2 between 3 and 6 p.m.
Casselman: EOHU Office (872 Principale Street) on Tuesday, Nov. 29 between 2 and 8 p.m.
Maxville: Maxville Sports Complex (25 Fair Street) on Wednesday, Nov. 9 between 3 and 6 p.m.