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.
With summer upon us, many Nova Scotians will head to the many beautiful beaches, trails, parks and wooded areas located around the province. But as our time spent outdoors increases, so does the chance of coming into contact with ticks.
As shared in November, mumps cases have been circulating in the Halifax area. The case total to date is 20 and Dr. Trevor Arnason, Medical Officer of Health for Halifax area, says it’s a good reminder for people to make sure they’re immunized.