It’s a family responsibility

As she is retreats into the arms of her older sister Shana Fischer, Mahala Mowat, four, of Red Deer reacts as she gets a flu vaccine administered by David Thompson Health Region nurse Karen Taylor.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

As she is retreats into the arms of her older sister Shana Fischer, Mahala Mowat, four, of Red Deer reacts as she gets a flu vaccine administered by David Thompson Health Region nurse Karen Taylor.

Mahala’s family made the trip to the Westerner on Monday to attend the first seasonal influenza vaccine clinic offered by Alberta Health Services.

Mahala’s brother Gordon and their mother Dee Dee made the trip to be vaccinated as well.

Mahala even got to watch as and grandparents Barney and Setty Aihoshi received their vaccinations (inset photo).

Hundreds of people attended the clinic while many more are expected to attend today as well.

For information on future immunization clinics, contact Alberta Health Services at www.albertahealthservices.ca or call 1-866-408-5465.