Healthy living: Health services offering influenza and other vaccine clinics

The annual mass vaccination clinic is underway, and you don’t have to be a patient to access the services. An open house-style event will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, for those who are…

Healthy living: Health services offering influenza and other vaccine clinics

The annual mass vaccination clinic is underway, and you don’t have to be a patient to access the services.

An open house-style event will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, for those who are interested in participating in the vaccination.

Registered health care professionals and clergy will host the clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those who are interested in coming and are patients of Children’s South Peninsula Health Services or the North Sound Community Health Centre are welcome to come as well. A list of partners and providers who will be taking part in the clinic is available at www.covenigg.org.

The clinic is set to offer flu vaccinations for children aged one to three, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis shots for those under age 10, and polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations for children aged three to six. Other clinics will be held the following day (Jan. 12) with a focus on the three jabs — tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Participants must be present with the vaccination, either licensed or through the SHA.

This free event will operate using the following mobile clinics:

mobile clinic #3 – Tomsel Busport at 1010 Willoughby Bay Road and an RivaMobile Busport in front of the Aberdeen Mall (Donning white long sleeves and closed-toe shoes), 3225 Tomsel Way, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Register at www.covenigg.org.

mobile clinic #4 – Oremovis Public High School (with staff, and special health care professionals, accepting those from the north Sound community who are seeking flu shots). 8107 Lickley Road, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Register at www.covenigg.org.

mobile clinic #5 – B. C. Herter Park, 6609 Camp Road, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Register at www.covenigg.org.

Mobile clinics #6 & #7 – TBD (Due to a scheduled date change for a location)

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