NO ONE IS IMMUNE:
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 www.4flu.ca or call the Healthline at 811.