Season flu shot clinics open across Quebec
Published Monday, January 11, 2010 11:19AM EST
Quebecers are being asked to roll up their sleeves again -- this time for the seasonal flu vaccine.
Flu clinics opened up Monday across the province.
The seasonal flu shots are free for people in high risk groups.
They include children under the age of two, people 60 and over, and people with a range of illnesses.
The illnesses include heart, lung and kidney ailments, diabetes, cancer, asthma and immune deficiencies.
Health-care workers can also get free flu shots.
The flu clinics will also offer vaccinations against the H1N1 flu.
Health officials are warning that H1N1, also known as swine flu, is still circulating in the community, though the strain has been mild so far.
For more information on where to get your shots, contact your doctor or your local CLSC.
You can also log onto Quebec's Health Agency website for general information about influenza.