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Flu Shot 2018

Get Covered – Get Your Flu Shot!


The 2018 Flu Vaccine is now available at Birkenhead Medical Centre for $20.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is free for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These are:

Please make an appointment with a doctor and nurse, either over the phone or on the Appointuit app.

Flu vaccines can be administered Monday-Friday when our dedicated nurses are on:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4:30pm

For more information please see Immunise Influenza.

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The Shingles Vaccination Program has begun!

 

Starting November 2016, the Shingles vaccination will be free for all adults from 70 – 79 years of age.

What is Shingles?  It’s a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus – the same virus that causes chickenpox. The shingles rash occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus is reactivated in the nerve tissue, causing inflammation of the nerves. Sometimes pain in the affected region can be severe and prolonged. When it lasts more than 3 months it is called post herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Other less common complications may include scarring, skin infections, loss of vision or hearing, pneumonia, or neurological complications. It is a vaccine preventable disease through a single dose of the Zostavax®. This can be given to adults 50 years of over.

Please walk-in or make an appointment for the Shingles vaccination.