Almost 300 get shots
Thursday, 10th May, 2018
By Emily Ferguson
The Far West Local Health District’s flu vaccination community clinic yesterday was a great success.
The clinic was very well received by the public with up to 300 people attending and being vaccinated against the flu. People of all ages attended, from greater than six months to 80 years plus.
The Far West Local Health District would like to thank the community for engaging with the health service on this very important public health initiative.
As well as encouraging locals to get their flu vaccination the Far West Local Health District also want to remind everyone of the importance of hand hygiene. Although vaccination is the best protection against the flu it is important to cough and sneeze into the elbow, clean your hands and stay home when sick.
Anyone who missed today’s clinic and hasn’t yet received their flu shot, is encouraged to visit their GP and discuss the annual flu vaccination.