Vaccine is available free of charge to everyone over the age of six months through your local Physician or NP or your local Public Health office by appointment only. Some local pharmacists also provide the injectable vaccine to those nine years of age and older this flu season.
Beyond vaccination, people can help protect themselves against influenza through frequent handwashing, coughing and sneezing into their sleeve, cleaning surfaces often and staying at home when sick. Those who experience respiratory problems should see a doctor.
For information on influenza, symptoms and self-care, call HealthLine 811 or visit