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Flu vaccine available through Flu Express, private physicians and the Health Clinics from 1 November

Monday, October 31, 2016

From 1 November, the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine will be available to the public from the Department of Health.

 

The flu vaccine will be available at the Health Centres, through Flu Express, and at the offices of most private physicians.

 

The Department of Health offers flu vaccines at a cost of $10.00 per shot for both adults and children. Persons over the age of 65 years will receive the seasonal flu vaccine free-of-charge.

 

Health Centre schedule for flu shots

 

Health Centre Locations

Date

Time

Hamilton Health Centre (Ground Floor)       

Mondays to Fridays

 

8.30am – 11.30am

 

Somerset Health Centre

Wednesdays

2 pm – 4 pm

St George’s Health Centre

Fridays

2 pm– 4 pm

 

“Flu Express” Schedule

 

The Department of Health will also be offering influenza immunization through the “Flu Express.”  “Flu Express” allows people to drive to Warwick Camp and receive the flu vaccine while waiting in their car, without having to get out.   This will make it easier for some people to access the vaccine. 

 

Location

Date

Time and Cost

Warwick

Bermuda Regiment Site,

South Shore Road

Wednesday, 2 November

Thursday, 3 November

Saturday, 5 November

10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $10

Seniors free

 

Who should attend the “Flu Express”:

  • Persons aged 65 years and older
  • Healthy adults who are in close contact with the elderly, infants and children, and any persons with chronic medical conditions
  • Children aged 10 years and older
  • Healthcare workers and caregivers
  • Persons that have received the flu shot each year
  • Persons who are clinically obese with a BMI greater than 40
  • Persons with chronic health problems that are at risk of complications from the flu, e.g. diabetics, asthmatics and those with heart disease.  You should inform your doctor when you have been vaccinated.

 

Flu injections will only be offered at the“Flu Express” on the specified dates to individuals in good health without active infections.

 

You will not be given the shot if:

  • You have allergies to eggs, chicken products, or any component of the vaccine
  • You have had a reaction to the flu shot before
  • You have a fever
  • You have had convulsions, in the last 12 months

 

The public is advised to dress comfortably to allow the nurse easy access to the injection site in the upper arm, and to have the correct amount of cash ready upon arrival at the “Flu Express.” Credit/Debit card facilities will not be available.

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