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Flu season lasts till April.  Public Health will offer two flu shot clinics for Guelph residents in the Shelldale Public Health Teaching Room at the Shelldale Centre, 20 Shelldale Cresent between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28. 

Residents can call 1-800-265-7293 to book an appointment or just walk in and receive their free flu shot. 

The vaccine is up to 70 percent effective in preventing influenza, depending on your age, your health, and other factors. Even if your flu shot doesn’t always protect you from the flu, it could protect you against serious complications like pneumonia. Children have a stronger immune response to the vaccine so they are better protected when they get the flu shot.

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  • A 2014 Dodge Avenger or Dodge Journey
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What do you have to do?

  1. Choose a buddy who will support you as you go tobacco-free.
  2. Register by February 28, 2014.
  3. Quit smoking by March 1, 2014 and remain tobacco-free for the month.
  4. Remain tobacco-free for the month of March.

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health.

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Flu activity is increasing in Ontario and our local area is no exception. This season’s flu shot is a good match for the circulating H1N1 virus. If you haven’t had your shot yet, it’s not too late to get immunized.

You can get your shot in one of three ways:

There is also a nasal spray vaccine called FluMist.

Learn more: