Health Unit urging Sudburians to get the flu shot

By Callam Rodya

Sudbury’s medical officer of health is urging people who have yet to receive a flu shot that there is still plenty of time.

“I am reminding people again because we have seen potentially preventable cases of influenza, including young children, hospitalized due to the severity of their illness,” Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Sudbury & District Medical Officer of Health, told local media. “It is not too late. This year’s vaccine offers good protection against the strain of flu that is circulating.”

Everyone is at risk of getting the flu, but some people who get it are at greater risk of experiencing serious complications including pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections.

To make an appointment to get a flu shot, contact the health unit at 705-522-9200. Residents are also welcome to drop in without an appointment at the health unit’s main office at 1300 Paris St.