HSA: Free flu shots still available

Health officials advised this week that free flu shots are still available at hospitals and health clinics throughout the Cayman Islands.

The flu shots are available 2-4 p.m. Monday to Friday at the General Practice Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital and all District Health Centres. Sister Islands residents are advised to contact Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Clinic to make arrangements for the vaccine. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reminds the public that the peak of the flu season is in December and January.

Dr. Williams-Rodriguez said people at high risk for complications from influenza and those who live with or care for high-risk individuals should be vaccinated early.

Private companies with 20 or more employees can make arrangements to have the flu shots given at their workplaces, the Health Services Authority advised. Interested companies can contact Nola Sanderson at the Public Health Department at 244-2621.

 

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