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Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

Posted at 12:00pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s 2012/2013 flu program is now underway.

The Health Unit says that everyone should consider getting a flu shot, especially young children over six months old and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

The following people and those who care for them benefit most from immunization:

  • The elderly (65 years and older)
  • People with chronic medical conditions, including morbid obesity
  • Pregnant women
  • Healthy children from six months to five years old
  • Healthcare workers
  • Household contacts and care providers of persons at high risk, who cannot be immunized or may not respond to the vaccine

You must live, work, or go to school in Ontario to be eligible for the vaccine.

Here is a list of October clinics:

Thursday October 4th from 12pm to 6pm at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 1005 Ouellette Avenue.

Tuesday October 9th from 2pm to at pm at the Half Century Centre, 160 Talbot Street East.

Wednesday October 10th from 2pm to 8pm at the Tecumseh Knights of Columbus, 152 Lesperance Road.

Thursday October 11th from 1pm to 7pm at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 1005 Ouellette Avenue.

Thursday October 16th from 2pm to 8pm at St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West.

Wednesday October 17th from 10am to 6pm at the Retirees Social Club, 32 Russell St

Thursday October 18th from 2pm to 8pm at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Drive in LaSalle.

Monday October 22nd from 2pm to 8pm at the Belle River Knights of Columbus, 1303 County Road 22.

Tuesday October 23rd from 2pm to 8pm at the United Communities Credit Union Complex, 3295 Meloche Road in Ahmerstburg.

Wednesday October 24th from 2pm to 8pm at Place Concorde, 7515 Forest Glade Drive.

Monday October 29th from 2pm to 8pm at Migration Hall, 170 Main Street in Kingsville.

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