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Flu clinic held in Fort Macleod

The first flu clinic in Fort Macleod was held Friday at Holy Cross Hall.
Public health nurses provided the free vaccine to people aged six months and over throughout the afternoon.
Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and others against influenza.
The next influenza immunization clinic in Fort Macleod is Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 3-6 p.m. at Fort Macleod Community Health.
A third clinic is planned for Monday, Dec. 2 from 1-4 p.m. at Fort Macleod Community Health.
This clinic is for booked appointments only for children under five years of age and their families. Call 403-553-5351 to book an appointment.
In addition to getting immunized, Alberta Health Services advises you can reduce your risk of influenza by taking the following steps:
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing, or cough or sneeze into your arm, and not into your hands.
• Wash hands thoroughly and often with soap and warm water after coughing, sneezing, using tissues or the washroom, and before eating or preparing foods.
• Keep hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Refrain from preparing food for anyone while you’re sick.
• Stay home from work, school, social obligations and visiting anyone in care facilities when sick.