Public Health News

Going smoke-free is the most important decision you can make to improve your health and quality of life. And just by making that decision, you’ve already taken the first big step toward reaching that goal. In honour of National Non-Smoking Week, here are four tips and tools to help you make the leap to leading a smoke-free life.
The vaccine is now available from most pharmacists, family doctors, family practice nurses and nurse practitioners. · Many workplaces also offer flu vaccination clinics for employees. · Some walk-in clinics may also offer flu vaccination; it’s best to check with a clinic in advance. · Pharmacists can provide flu vaccination to children five years of age and older. · If you have a child under five years of age who does not have a health care provider, please contact your local Public Health office to arrange their flu shot.