Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Saskatchew­an -

Flu sea­son has started and Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for Ru­ral and Re­mote Health Greg Ot­ten­breit re­ceived his flu shot from Reg­is­tered Nurse Janell Grant at the Leader and District In­te­grated Health­care Fa­cil­ity, Oct. 26. Ot­ten­breit was in Leader for the grand open­ing event of the new health­care fa­cil­ity. The pub­licly funded flu vac­cine has been avail­able in Saskatchew­an since Oct. 22. The free vac­cine is of­fered through pub­lic health clin­ics across the prov­ince and it is also avail­able at lo­cal phar­ma­cies and at some physi­cian and nurse prac­ti­tioner of­fices. Any­one six months and older can re­ceive the flu vac­cine and it is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for preg­nant women, young chil­dren, se­niors and peo­ple with un­der­ly­ing health con­di­tions to get im­mu­nized. In­for­ma­tion about flu clin­ics of­fered by the Saskatchew­an Health Author­ity is avail­able on­line at or call the Health­line at 811.

Photo by Matthew Liebenberg

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