October 29, 2007
Media Advisory

York Region Community Flu Shot Clinics make it easy to get the vaccine, not the flu

 

NEWMARKET Ė It is flu season and flu vaccine is again available free of charge to all Ontario residents.  York Region Community and Health Services encourages residents to get their flu shot as early as they can.

 

This year, York Region Community and Health Services will kick off the 2007/2008 flu campaign at the York Region Administrative Centre.

 

Dr. Karim Kurji, York Regionís Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Health Programs and Joann Simmons, Commissioner of York Regionís Community and Health Services Department, will receive their annual flu vaccination.  Dr. Kurji will also be available for media interviews.

 

Following the media event, the first community flu clinic of the season will take place. 

 

WHEN:              Tuesday, October 30th

                        Media interview/photo opportunity - 2 p.m.

                        Community flu clinic - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:            York Region Administrative Centre, Great Hall

                        17250 Yonge Street

                        Town of Newmarket

 

WHO:

         Joann Simmons, Commissioner, York Region Community and Health Services

         Dr. Karim Kurji, Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Health Programs, York Region

         Residents of York Region

 

In addition to this event, York Region Community and Health Services is holding 28 additional community flu clinics where residents can receive their free annual flu vaccination.  For a complete listing of flu clinics in your community, visit www.york.ca/flu or contact York Region Health Connection at

1-800-361-5653.

           

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca

 

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Media Contact:         Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region

                                 Phone: (905) 830-4444 Ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell (905) 716-2717

                                 Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca

 
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