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Flu season returns

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Journal Staff

Fall has returned, the season when Lambton Public Health advises residents to protect themselves and those around them by getting a free flu shot.

“The flu isn’t something you want to get or share with others,” said supervisor Erin Courtney. “The flu shot is the safest way to prevent the spread of the flu and the best way to protect loved ones.”

The vaccine is being distributed to 33 pharmacies in Lambton County, including 23 in Sarnia, Point Edward and Corunna, although pharmacists aren’t allowed to give it to children under five.

Health-care providers including family doctors and nurse practitioners can deliver the shots.

And Community clinics will be available at:

THURSDAY, OCT. 25: Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6: Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7: Lambton College, 1457 London Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27: The Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Flu season normally runs from November to April. It is one of the most communicable of diseases and spreads easily through coughing, sneezing, or touching infected surfaces.

Those most at risk are adults 65 and older, children under five, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.

After getting the flu shot, it takes about two weeks for full protection to kick in, and protection lasts four to six months.

For a full list of clinics, dates, and participating pharmacies, visit

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