The flu season may have peaked but it is still very prevalent in the Quinte Region.
Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Peter Oglaza told the Hastings Prince Edward Board of Health Wednesday the incidence of influenza peaked the first week of January but people with symptoms are still flooding the hospital emergency rooms.
Oglaza said immunization is now available at pharmacies and other sites, therefore, public health is considering multi-service clinics.
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He says people vulnerable to the flu should still get immunized.
On its agenda, the Board had a letter from the municipality of Marmora and Lake expressing concern about the loss of its flu clinic.
Hastings County board member, Reeve Rick Phillips of Tyendinaga Township, said the discussion on multi-clinics was “welcome news” since Marmora and Lake needed support from the board of health. Phillips said the municipality had not been notified of the change and felt “slighted”.
Oglaza said he is meeting with the Marmora and Lake council to discuss the multi-clinic strategy.