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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hurray--It's Flu Shot Season Again

It's that time of year again--folks who are elderly, have young kids or are susceptible to illness will want to go to their local pharmacy and get a flu shot. 

Paul Blanchard of the provincial pharmacist's association tells CHSJ News there are some people who should definitely get the shot, which is covered if you suffer from a number of conditions including COPD, immune deficiencies, and diabetes.

Blanchard says now is the best time to get the shot--which protects against the most common strains of the flue virus. Call ahead to your local pharmacy to see if you can schedule a vaccine with your pharmacist.