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Flu Shots: Vaccines available at Alberta pharmacies & doctor’s offices

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It’s flu shot season and the province is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro rolled up his sleeve Friday (Oct. 11) saying getting your flu shot is one of the best things you can do to protect your own health and others.

The vaccines are now arriving at pharmacies and doctor’s offices across the province.

Influenza shots are free to all Albertans over five years of age at pharmacies, and people who are six months or older at public clinics and some doctors’ offices.

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Mass clinics will begin in the week of October 21st.

Last season, the flu immunization rate across the province was 31%, up from 29% the year before.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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