Date: December 15, 2018

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Don't Pass On The Shot or The Flu

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, October 15, 2018 3:37 PM

Point Edward, ON - Not everyone can protect themselves against the flu, so taking a pass on the flu shot means anyone can pass the flu virus to others, especially to those already at risk of influenza-related complications.

Whether you're a teacher, health-care worker, or welcoming a new baby to the family, everyone has a reason to get the flu shot. What's yours?

FREE seasonal flu shots will soon be available across Lambton County to all Lambton residents at:

  • 6 community clinics
  • 33 Lambton pharmacies (vaccine not available to anyone under 5 years old)
  • Health-care providers (contact your doctor or nurse practitioner)

Visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca for a list of clinics and dates, and participating pharmacies.

"The flu isn't something you want to get or share with others," said Erin Courtney, Supervisor with Lambton Public Health. "The flu shot is the safest way to prevent the spread of the flu and the best way to protect loved ones."

Flu season normally runs from November to April. After getting the flu shot, it takes about two weeks for full protection to kick in and provides protection for 4-6 months.

Those at high risk of influenza-related complications include:

  • Babies under 6 months
  • Children under 5 years of age
  • Older adults
  • Pregnant people
  • People with underlying health conditions

For information on influenza, visit lambtonhealth.on.ca or call the Flu Info Line at 519-383-3812 or toll-free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3812.

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Please contact:
Erin Courtney
Supervisor
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext. 3503
erin.courtney@county-lambton.on.ca