Huron County, Ontario – Huron County Paramedic Services is helping Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) by offering flu shot clinics (influenza immunizations) in key locations for across the County throughout the fall season. These flu shot clinics are part of outreach programming for targeted groups, including local seniors, County apartment tenants, and Huron’s most vulnerable community members.
In adherence to public health measures, Huron County Paramedics used their Emergency Services trailer to administer these clinics while maintaining appropriate physical distancing and wearing masks. To date, community Paramedics have provided more than 200 vaccinations this year. With the largest targeted clinics yet to come, Huron County Paramedic Services are expecting the number of vaccinations it administers to be closer to 400. This is an estimated 70% increase from last year.
“The County very much appreciates the support of Huron Perth Public Health, Huron County Housing Services, and the general public in helping to keep our community safe”, says Warden Jim Ginn. “This year more people are receiving their flu shot to provide the best protection for themselves and their family from influenza as we continue to navigate this pandemic. We are all in this together”.
Huron Perth Public Heath (HPPH) encourages everyone over the age of 6 months old to get the influenza vaccine each fall to protect against the virus and stop the spread of influenza in local communities.
Huron County residents can get their influenza immunization at:
- Physician’s office (family doctor or nurse practitioner): for those ages 6 months and older. Contact your physician’s office for information on how to get the vaccine.
- Pharmacies: for those ages 5 and older. The high-dose vaccine will be available at pharmacies for those 65 years of age and older.
- Huron Perth Public Health Clinics: for families with children 6 months to less than 5 years of age who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
Huron Perth Public Health reminds everyone that while the influenza vaccine protects against the influenza virus, it does not protect against other viruses, such as norovirus (the ‘stomach flu’), or coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information about where to get the flu shot in Huron County, visit https://www.hpph.ca/en/classes-clinics-and-services/influenza-immunization-flu-shot.aspx.