The Winter 2014 edition of our email newsletter Stay Well Informed has been delivered. This issue’s theme is Stopping the Misinformation Virus – Truth and Fact Regarding Immunizations.
In this issue:
- A message from Dr. Nicola Mercer
- Yes, the kids are alright!
- Vaccines make Canada a safer place to live
- What’s the cold chain?
- A vaccine that prevents cancer
- Who needs the flu shot?
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The session, scheduled for today (January 27, 2014) in Mount Forest has been cancelled. The next date in Mount Forest is Monday, March 17, 2014.
To check additional dates in other cities or to sign up, visit the Wee Talk website.
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.
The following letters were forwarded to the Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) this week in response to a recent CBC Radio program about second-hand smoke.
- Letter to Mr. Michael Enright, Host of the Sunday Edition, CBC Radio, on behalf of all Medical Officers of Health in Ontario (PDF, 3 pages)
- Letter to Ms. Esther Enkin, Ombudsman, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, re: Michael Enright’s essay “Exploding the myth that second-hand smoke causes cancer” from the Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud (PDF, 4 pages)