|It's that time of year again, time to get immunized against influenza, so you protect yourself from the nasty flu bug.|
Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs (respiratory tract) that is caused by a virus. Influenza can happen any time of year, but most cases happen in the winter months.
Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled at the Didsbury Hospital on the following dates:
Saturday, November 25 - 9 am to 3:30 pm
Appointments can be booked any time between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Call 403-335-7292.
You can also get your Flu Shot at Didsbury Value Drug Mart. No appointment necessary.
Remember to bring your Alberta Health Care Card and to wear short sleeves.
As the best defence against influenza infection and illness, influenza immunization is recommended, annually, for all Albertans six months of age and older.
Influenza is spread through the air. The virus gets in the air when someone with the disease coughs, sneezes, or even talks. People who breathe in the virus can get sick. It can also be spread by touching objects that have been coughed or sneezed on by someone with the virus.
Start your year healthy, and stay that way!