Message from Kaaxnox, Dän nätthe äda: Get your flu shot
Flu Clinics in Dakwäkä/Haines Junction:
October 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Haines Junction Convention Centre
October 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Haines Junction Convention Centre
October 31 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Haines Junction Convention Centre
For the full schedule of Yukon flu shot clinics near you, please go to: http://www.yukonimmunization.ca/diseases-vaccines/influenza
CAFN’s Community Wellness bus services is offering rides for Citizens to flu shot clinics in our communities. If you have questions or to request a ride, please phone our Community Wellness team in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) at 634-4200 extension 211 or in Kwanlin (Whitehorse) at 456-6888 ext 211. In Takhini River Subdivision please contact Cheryl Patterson.
Our nation wants you to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.
- This fall and winter flu viruses and COVID-19 may both spread. Prevent what you can by getting your flu shot and continuing to practice the Safe Six.
- Currently, there is no vaccine for COVID-19. Getting the flu shot and keeping childhood vaccinations up to date is more important than ever this year. Protect you, your family, our Elders and most vulnerable, and the Yukon.
- Getting your flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19. It will reduce your risk of getting both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Prevent what you can, get your flu shot.
- If you are pregnant, a senior over the age of 65 or have a chronic medical condition, influenza can cause serious illness and complications.
- Vaccination is your best protection against the flu.
- It takes about two weeks to become effective, so the best time to be vaccinated is as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Where can you get the vaccine?
- The flu vaccine is free and safe and will be available to everyone in the Yukon over the age of six months.
- Flu clinics in communities across the Yukon will begin the week of October 19 for Elders and others considered high risk, and will be open to the general public starting October 26.
- Please look for dates and details on flu shot clinics in communities across the Yukon near you at http://www.yukonimmunization.ca/diseases-vaccines/influenza
When should you get the flu vaccine?
- Please get your flu vaccine as soon as you can.
- Please remember to wear your mask and practice the Safe Six when you go to a flu shot clinic.
- When you are at the clinic, you may have to wait longer, and extra cleaning, physical distancing and other safety measures will be in place.
- Do not come to flu clinics if you are feeling sick and have any symptoms of COVID-19. Call 811 or your local health centre.
Gunalchis/Kwänischiss – thank you – to all our dän shawthän, good people, for taking this easy step to look out for yourself and others.