Prairie Mountain Health is making flu shots appointment only this year.
Glenda Short, vice president for community programs, says this is primarily because of the public health measures.
“To ensure that we are able to have limited crowds waiting around and we’re able to make sure people are able to social distance.”
Short says there are other changes to expect.
“When you attend a flu clinic this year you will be asked to wear a non-medical mask. We will be screening you to see both your wellness to receive the flu shot as also any symptoms you may have that may be indicative of COVID-19. So we will be doing those screening and if you have any symptoms, then we’re going to ask you to go home at this time and not come for your flu shot and maybe recommend that you be tested.”
In addition, flu shot consent will be verbal this year, and you’ll have to wash your hands before and after getting immunized.
Call 1-877-646-3888 to book an appointment. Bookings for flu shots start on October 14th.
For more information, go to PMH's website.