Chris' Corner: Tottenham Flu Clinic

Tottenham Flu Clinic

Its that time of year again. As winter approaches, we are entering another flu season.

We can help reduce the spread of influenza through a proactive regimen including frequent good handwashing, covering our coughs and sneezes (or coughing into our elbows), staying home when sick, but the best way to prevent the spread of influenza is to get vaccinated every year. The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of six months who is not allergic to the vaccine.

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A recent study showed that the influenza vaccine results in a reduction of 30,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, 1,000 hospitalizations and 300 deaths in Ontario alone.

A Tottenham Flu shot clinic will be held at the Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen St North on Saturday November 26th. Appointments are being booked online. South Simcoe Clinics can be accessed and booked online by clicking on this Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Link

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Comment balloon 10 commentsChris Smith • November 15 2011 11:17AM

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Some people get a flu shot and others refuse to get one.  About 15 years ago I did not get one and got the flu and was as sick as a dog for several days. After that I have not failed to get a flu shot and "knock on wood" I haven't had the flu again.

Posted by Rick Irving, Rick Irving Knows Real Estate (My Texas Home Real Estate) over 8 years ago

I have had a flu shot every year since 1999, and only had a minor flu one year...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Oh Chris it is so hard to believe it is flu season again.....we have been having such beautiful weather we thought summer was just around the corner!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

This is an important service, especially for seniors and children who are particularly vulnerable to the flu bug.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Great visual.  And, yes, I need to get a flu shot very soon, too. Especially since I handle money all the time at the shop.  

Thanks for reminder, Chris.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 8 years ago

Hi Chris,

We never get flu shots, but we have never had the flu, so hopefully one day we won't regret passing on the shots.  I have done a good job of training our kids on two golden rules that seems to keep everyone healthy all winter, 1) wash you hands often, 2) never ever touch any part of your face unless you have washed your hands.  Knock on wood, no one has missed a day of school for illness in over 6-7 years, maybe even longer, I have lost count.  Watch, this will be the year we all come down with it!

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, summer is around the corner... its just which corner ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, the benefits are multi-fold... prevention of personal infection and prevention of spreading the germ to people you contact.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Ron, keep your hands away from your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth, this is where most bugs enter the body...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Scott, I am trying to teach my son that... great tips...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

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