Fall brings flu shot clinic to campus
By Communications Staff
An on-campus flu clinic will help the Queen’s community prevent the spread of influenza by offering free vaccines. The flu shot helps reduce the risk of getting influenza – symptoms of which include headache, chills, cough, fever, muscle aches and fatigue, and throat irritation, among others. The free, one-day walk-in clinic is open to everyone, regardless of whether they hold an Ontario health card.
“I encourage the university community to take advantage of the on campus flu shot clinic that the University is running in partnership with the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addingston (KFL&A) Health Unit,” says Dan Langham, Director of Environmental Health and Safety. “The shot is an effective way of avoiding the flu, as it helps the body build the defenses it needs to fight it”
The flu shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 10 am to 4pm in the New Medical Building at the corner of Arch and Stuart Streets. For information, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 613-533-2999.
Flu shots will also be available from the following locations on and off campus:
- By appointment at the KFL&A Public Health Kingston office on Wednesday evenings (4:30 – 7pm) and Friday afternoons (1 – 4pm). 221 Portsmouth Ave. Call 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875 x 1451, or visit www.kflapublichealth/appointments
- DrugSmart Pharmacy: walk-in appointments available during business hours. An Ontario health card is required. Queen’s Centre, 284 Earl St. Call 613-507-7775 for more information.
- The Clinic Pharmacy at Kingston General Hospital will hold a free, one-day flu clinic on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 am – 4:30pm. Flu shots are also available at other times on a walk-in or by-appointment basis. 76 Stuart St. Call 613-544-5330 for more information.
- By appointment from Queen’s University Health, Counselling and Disability Services. Student card and Ontario health card required. La Salle Building, 146 Stuart St. Call 613-533-2506
Flu shots are also available from your family doctor.