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The Flu Has Arrived in Guelph!

Web posted on November 16, 2012

As of November 15, 2012 Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health can confirm 10 cases of the flu have been reported in the area.

"Get the flu shot to protect yourself and those around you," said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health for WDG Public Health. "If you don't have time to be sick for a week or more, or if you care for anyone vulnerable like a young child or elderly parent, you need to get your shot."

Influenza, or the flu, is a potentially serious illness particularly for young children, elderly people or people with underlying health problems. If you have the flu you can easily infect those around you.

The best way to avoid getting the flu is by receiving a flu vaccination from your primary care provider, some local pharmacies or at a Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Flu Clinic.

Public Health flu clinics have been running since the end of October and will run till the end of November. Locations and times can be found on the Public Health website at

Remaining flu clinics in Guelph are:

  • Monday, November 19, 2 8 pm, Salvation Army Church, 1320 Gordon St.
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2 8 pm, Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W.

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