The Saskatoon Health Region has received thousands of doses of nasal mist flu vaccine and is opening up its clinics to the general public.
FluMist is a vaccine that is sprayed into the nostrils and can be given to people from two to 59 years of age. With 15,000 doses now on hand, the health region is able to offer the FluMist vaccine to the general public.
People considered being at high risk, pregnant women and young children, will receive the injectable vaccine at the clinics. The shot may also be given to people over 60, if supplies last.
Public drop-in clinics will be held across the region.
- In Humbolt on Friday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. CST to noon. Then 1:00 p.m. CST to 2:30 p.m. CST at the Humboldt District Health Complex.
- In Saskatoon on Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. CST to 4:00 p.m. CST at Prairieland Park Hall A.
- In Saskatoon on Tuesday, January 28 from 11:00 a.m. CST to 5:00 p.m.CST at the Cosmo Civic Centre.
- In Watrous on Friday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. CST to 2:00 p.m. CST at the Watrous Civic Centre.
- In Wadena, Wynyard and Rosthern phone 1-877-757-4358 to book an appointment.
High risk groups are also able to book appointments, or go to a physician's office .
Complete details can be found on the health region's website.