December 4th, 2013

Protect against influenza with a Flu Shot

 

British Columbians reminded to help protect themselves against influenza with a Flu Shot

Visitors to hospitals must wear a mask now if they haven’t had a flu shot

Today begins the recent ruling from the BC Centre of Disease Control where all people who have not had a flu shot must wear a mask when visiting hospitals in British Columbia. Flu shots are available at London Drugs from a Certified Injection Pharmacist and last for one year. Those interested in getting a flu shot are asked to call ahead to their local pharmacy to book an appointment. Those who are most at risk from complications of the flu and encouraged to get a flu shot include very young children, the elderly and their associated caregivers, as well individuals with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart conditions.

The misconceptions and rumours about flu shots are as hard to contain and fight as the virus itself. For those confused by some common myths surrounding the flu shot can visit www.londondrugs.com/flu http://healthblog.londondrugs.com/flu-vaccination-clinics to view informational videos from Dr. Art Hister.

 

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