Media Release

October 30, 2012

Fight the flu before it starts

Fight the flu before you get it by receiving the annual influenza vaccine at one of The Regional Municipality of York’s seasonal community flu clinics.
Flu season generally occurs each year in the late fall and winter months. To protect against the flu, the seasonal flu vaccine will be available at no cost to York Region residents at public health community flu clinics on now until November 28.
The 2012 York Region flu campaign officially kicks off at the York Region Administrative Centre on Monday, November 5, 2012 where Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health, will receive his annual flu vaccination.
Dr. Karim Kurji will also be available for media interviews.
WHEN:  Monday, November 5, 2012
  Media interviews and photo opportunity at 1 p.m.
  Community flu clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, Great Hall
  17250 Yonge Street
  Town of Newmarket  
WHO:  Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health
  York Region Community and Health Services staff
Residents may also get the flu vaccine from their family physician or at participating workplaces, pharmacies and other locations offering flu clinics.
For more information on the flu and a complete list of community clinics, please visit or call York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or TTY 1-866-252-9933.
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Media Contact: Lisa Sposito, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 4106  After-Hours Cell: 905-955-2533

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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