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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:33

Free drive-through flu shots in Lindsay

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            The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering a free “drive-through” flu-shot clinicto accommodate individuals with special needs—but you need to book right away to get in.

            Space is limited, so you’ll need an appointment, which must be made no later than 4 pm this Friday, Oct. 21. Call the

Health Unit toll-free at 866-888-4577, ext. 1507.

            The drive-through clinic will be held in Lindsay at Polito Ford Lincoln (Kent Street and Highway 7).

            “Often people with certain medical conditions or special needs are the ones who most need to get a flu shot every winter,” says Marianne Rock, Manager of Communicable Disease Control, Epidemiology and Evaluation with the HKPR District Health Unit. “These clinics are tailored to make it as easy as possible for them to be vaccinated in the comfort of their own vehicle.”

            Drivers and caregivers can also get their flu vaccination at the same time.

            The drive-through clinics are for people who: are frail with significant difficulty walking, use a wheelchair, are recovering from back or heart surgery, are recovering from a stroke or brain injury, have serious auditory/visual conditions, require a guide or companion dog, are oxygen dependent, are developmentally/mentally challenged, or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

            For others, free flu shots will soon be available from local health-care professionals and pharmacists. For more information, call the Health Unit at 866-888-4577 or visit hkpr.on.ca.

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