Additional flu clinic spaces open up in YK

Kami Kandola receives her flu shot
Dr. Kami Kandola receiving her flu shot in 2015. (Photo by staff)
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The Yellowknife flu clinic is opening up an additional 100 spaces a day throughout this week.

After a “successful first day”, the mass-vaccination clinic at the YK Multiplex DND Gym is expanding its opening hours and its appointment times, according to a Facebook post by the NWT Health and Social Services Authority.

“We continue to assess demand and add opportunities as needed. If we do a further mass-vaccination clinic we will announce it via news release and on our Facebook page,” NWT Health and Social Services Authority wrote on Facebook.

More Flu Clinic Spaces Open for Yellowknife.

After a successful first day at our mass-vaccination clinic at the YK…

Posted by Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority on Tuesday, 27 October 2020

A booking is still required to ensure a space in the flu clinic.

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The Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola had previously urged everyone to get their flu shot.

Symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are similar and a surge in flu cases could result in the territory’s COVID-19 testing capacity being burdened and overwhelmed. 

Getting vaccinated and reducing the number of flu cases will allow tracing of COVID-19 to be more efficient and effective, according to a Department of Health and Social Services press release.

The mass-vaccination clinic at the YK Multiplex DND Gym is open till Sunday November 1.

If the available appointments don’t work for people, Yellowknife can set-up an appointment in a regular clinic, by calling (867) 767-9120.

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