Flu shot shipments to be on time in Sask. despite supply shortage

By CKOM News Staff	
		Flu shot shipments to be on time in Sask. despite supply shortage				Oct 04 2019

By CKOM News Staff Flu shot shipments to be on time in Sask. despite supply shortage Oct 04 2019

Flu season is almost here, so starting the week of October 21, provincial residents with a Saskatchewan health card can get their free flu shot at public clinics, pharmacies, and some physician and nurse practitioner offices.

In conjunction with Scrap Tire Disposal Day on Saturday, Oct. 12, the Champaign County Health District will hold a drive-thru flu clinic at the county fairgrounds.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, said there had been "robust" planning and he was confident there would not be any problems for those who choose to be vaccinated.

First District says only about 40 percent of Ward County was vaccinated previous year. It is not 100 percent effective but it is that best medical practice we have to prevent the flu.

However, around a third of the United Kingdom supplies that are manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur will not make it to the country until November 18, he said.

The shot is recommended for people considered high risk.

If this happens, it will usually occur anywhere between two minutes post receiving the vaccine to two hours later.

The delay has forced Matt Hancock, the Health and Social Care Secretary, to expose an extra 400,000 doses to discontinuance GP surgical procedures working brief.

"Unfortunately, we received reports of about 23 flu-related deaths, hundreds of hospitalizations and thousands of reported cases of flu", McClinton said.

Should you get the flu shot?

"The NHS couldn't get by without the goodwill of its staff, and trusts should be mindful of not wishing to jeopardise that". "Additional health-care provider orders will depend on vaccine availability", read a Manitoba Health Department bulletin posted online.

Healthcare workers are being told they have a "very strong professional responsibility" to get vaccinated.

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