Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Friday, October 29, 2010
Flumist in Manitoba
Why can't I get a flu mist vaccine for the flu in Manitoba?
I'll admit it. I hate needles. I submit to them hesitantly. I'd rather have a hockey stick used to draw blood. I can accept that. It is very Canadian.
I will get a needle if I really, really have to but I looked with envy at the U.S. that has had flu mist for several years.
Now, it is offered in Canada. But can I find it in Manitoba? No. I have looked all over the place.
How is it that our provincial NDP government can't initiate a vaccine change that might up the percentage of Manitobans getting vaccinated?
I am not one of those people resistant to the idea of vaccinations. I think they are important. However, I would like an option available to Canadians and Americans that doesn't seem to be available here.
Message to Theresa Oswald: Get some flu mist vaccine in the province! I'll be down right away for it.
I'll get a flu shot if I have to but why can't you get off your duffs and get this vaccine which is approved for Canada?