Free flu shots for all

| 03/12/2008

(CNS) Flu shots for all age groups are now available and according to Director of Primary Health Care Services at the Health Services Authority, Dr. Kiran Kumar this is the best bet for avoiding influenza. However, with a limited supplies of the free vaccines people should make arrangements as soon as possible.

Dr Kumar recommends that personsbe vaccinated before the peak of the flu season which ranges between December and January.  Getting a flu shot often protects you from coming down with the flu. While the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s still worth getting because it reduces the symptoms of the flu.

 The shots are available at the General Practice Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital, Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac and all District Health Centres, from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents of Little Cayman should contact the clinic to make arrangements. The Flu vaccine for both adults and children is being offered FREE to all residents.

No appointments are necessary, however Dr. Kumar advises that to avoid delays in the clinics persons should indicate to the registration officer at the clinic that they need to have the flu shot. 

For more information please contact: Public Health Clinic at 244-2648; The General Practice Unit at  244-2800; Faith Hospital at 948-2243; Little Cayman Clinic  at 948-0114; The District Health Centres; East End 947-7440; North Side 947-9525; West Bay 949-3439; Bodden Town 947-2299

 Dr. Kiran Kumar recommends that persons be vaccinated before the peak of the flu season which ranges between December and January.  

Getting a flu shot often protects you from coming down with the flu. While the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s still worth getting because it reduces the symptoms of the flu.

 

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