Western Health is advising that the seasonal influenza vaccine (flu shots) will be available beginning the week of October 27. Clinic times for vaccinations for Public Health Vaccination clinics can be found at www.westernhealth.nl.ca (click the “Flu Info” icon on the main page).
Western Health is advising that the Jackson’s Arm Medical Clinic will be closed for renovations beginning October 20. While the clinic is closed for renovations, residents of Jackson’s Arm may access physician services at the Pollard’s Point Clinic. Residents may call 709-482-2500 to make an appointment at the Pollard’s Point Clinic.
Western Health is recognizing World Breastfeeding Week, October 1 to 7, along with the Baby-Friendly Council of NL and community partners. This year’s theme “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal– for Life” recognizes the team effort that can make breastfeeding easier.
Media representatives are invited to attend Western Health’s Annual General Meeting for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The Board of Trustees will provide an overview of the accomplishments of the past year.
September 9th is International FASD Day, a day designated to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the importance of abstaining from alcohol use during pregnancy.