This year’s flu clinic has been a huge success as we have seen the highest number of Yukoners immunized against the flu since 2009. With the demand for flu vaccine slowing we can comfortably accommodate anyone else at the pharmacies.
With uptake for the flu vaccine slowing, the mass clinic at the Whitehorse Convention Centre will reduce operating hours beginning this Friday, December 4. Flu inoculation will continue to be provided for adults through participating pharmacists in Whitehorse as well as two Wednesday evening clinics on Wednesday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 16, for children under five years of age. Rural clinics will continue as planned.
"This year’s flu clinic has been a huge success as we have seen the highest number of Yukoners immunized against the flu since 2009. With the demand for flu vaccine slowing we can comfortably accommodate anyone else at the pharmacies. With this reduction in clinic hours two weeks earlier than planned, staff can be redeployed to support COVID-19 efforts." Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost
The closure of the clinic will allow the department to redeploy clinic staff to assist with the COVID-19 response.
The mass flu clinic opened on at the Whitehorse Convention Centre on October 26 and was intended to run until December 17.
As of November 28, 14,000 Yukoners have been immunized against the flu.
Immunizations are still available through participating pharmacies.
Pharmacists are not able to provide immunizations for children under five years of age.
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