Saskatoon Health Region will hold several more immunization clinics in anticipation of a slightly later peak to the influenza season. The Region received 15,000 doses of FluMist, a vaccine that is sprayed into the nostrils.

Mom Jennifer Hogg holds her daughter Joseah Vilar as the three-year old receives the FluMist nasal vaccine.

Mom Jennifer Hogg holds her daughter Joseah Vilar as the three-year old receives the FluMist nasal vaccine.

It can be given to eligible people between two years and 59 years of age.
Zavier Schollar is all smiles before his flu vaccine as mom Kia looks on. His smile endured even after he received his injection.

Zavier Schollar is all smiles before his flu vaccine as mom Kia looks on. His smile endured even after he received his injection.

However, children six to 23 months of age, pregnant women and immunocompromised persons still need to receive their immunization through a needle as the nasal vaccine is not recommended for those groups. The injectable vaccine is also available to people aged 60 years and older, supplies permitting. Both forms of influenza vaccine are available at the following clinics:

  • Humboldt
    Friday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    Humboldt District Health Complex
  • Saskatoon
    Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Prairieland Park Hall A
  • Saskatoon
    Tuesday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Cosmo Civic Centre – 3130 Laurier Drive
  • Watrous
    Friday, January 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Watrous Civic Centre
  • Wadena, Wynyard and Rosthern: phone 1-877-757-4358 to book an appointment

Shipments of FluMist have arrived in Saskatoon Health Region, allowing for several more mass immunization clinics.

Shipments of FluMist have arrived in Saskatoon Health Region, allowing for several more mass immunization clinics.

Visit www.4flu.ca for the latest information about influenza vaccination clinics and information about influenza.