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2020/21 Influenza Vaccination Program

We are again participating in the Alberta Health-sponsored influenza vaccination program. The vaccination program’s official launch date is Monday, October 19th, 2020. All vaccinations are being administered by appointment only and all COVID-19 precautions are being followed. Call (403) 320-6500 during regular business hours to arrange a time for your vaccination. Everyone is encouraged to …

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Is There Truth To Full Moon Effects on Behaviour?

The moon has an influence on our planet, many of which we accept or have been verified by science.  This includes the moon’s effects on the tides, without which we’d have no changes in the tide over the course of the day or the month.   The animal world also relies on the Moon for navigation as well as a signal for the changes in the life cycles of some insects, amphibians, reptiles and marine animals.   Many people also believe that the moon’s phases result in significant changes to human behaviour – at least, changes to some humans if not all – and yes, this is still up for debate.

Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and …

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