High risk people get flu vaccine in Saskatoon

A flu clinic at the Ebenezer Baptist Church opened Friday for people wanting to get vaccinated, but only pregnant women and kids between six and 59 months were being accepted.

Flu clinic held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday

Only pregnant women and kids between six and 59 months were being accepted. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

A flu clinic at the Ebenezer Baptist Church opened Friday for people wanting to get vaccinated, but only pregnant women and kids between six and 59 months were being accepted.

The clinic was opened until 6 p.m. CST.

Karen Grauer, public health manager for the Saskatoon Health Region, said there are only about 5,000 vaccines left.

"We certainly were set up for a lot more and we're anticipating that as people are finishing work that we'll be very busy between 4 and 6 p.m. today," Grauer said Friday.

While the end of flu season doesn't seem very far away, Grauer said the province hasn't reached the peak of flu season yet.

"We anticipate that it's still a good idea to be protected," Grauer said. "It takes a couple of weeks to have the vaccine work. So the sooner we can get it into people, the better and more protected they can be."

The province expects more FluMist nasal spray vaccine next week.

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