store
finder
Shop Online at Pharmasave shop
online
weekly
flyer
Email  
Sign Up

Flu

A Flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu and its potentially serious complications. Health Canada recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the annual flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines will be available in Pharmasave pharmacies at the start of each provincial campaign. Timing will vary by province and is estimated to be mid-October. Please check back to this page for more details, or contact your local Pharmasave.

Flu Vaccine

You do you, not the flu.

Getting Your Flu Shot

Please contact your local Pharmasave store for specific details about getting your flu shot. Find your Pharmasave location here.

The most effective way to decrease complications and reduce the impact of the flu is to get a flu shot.

Health Canada recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the annual flu vaccine as soon as possible once it becomes available. Protective antibodies to the flu develop about two weeks after receiving the shot. Get your flu shot early so you are protected when the flu virus begins to spread in your community.

A flu shot is your best defense against the flu and can save lives by:

  • Protecting you and the people close to you
  • Preventing you from getting very sick
  • Making you less likely to spread the flu

With COVID-19 circulating in our communities, we will be taking necessary precautions to make sure both you and our staff are well-protected during time spent in our pharmacies. Here are some examples of safety processes you might find at your local Pharmasave pharmacy:

  • Your pharmacy may require you to book an appointment
  • You may be required to fill out a flu consent form prior to your appointment.
  • Staff and community members who aren’t feeling well, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter the pharmacy
  • You may be asked to wear a mask/face covering
  • Pharmacists will wear appropriate protective gear
  • Surfaces and high touch areas will be sanitized between appointments
  • To ensure physical distancing:
    • Pharmacy layout may be different
    • Fewer people may be in the pharmacy at one time

Flu Vaccine Resources:

Flu Prevention

Women with face mask, riding on public transit.

Protecting Yourself and Others

The most effective way to protect yourself and others from the flu is by getting an annual flu shot.

There are also many other actions you can take to prevent getting and spreading the flu including:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Don’t touch your face, especially the mouth, nose and eyes
  • Regularly clean and disinfect common surfaces
  • Avoid crowds
  • Don’t share personal items and drinks
  • Support your immune system through healthy lifestyle choices such as staying physically active and eating healthy meals
  • Take your multivitamins and vitamin C
  • Get enough sleep
  • Manage stress levels

Flu Prevention Resources:

Cold, Flu or COVID-19

Senior male sick at home with the flu

Symptom Comparison

It’s easy to confuse cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms because they can seem quite similar. We’ve gathered some resources that can help you understand more about the differences.

Resources to Help Tell the Difference Between Flu & COVID-19:

If you’re unsure whether you have the flu or COVID-19, please speak to your healthcare provider or use the online provincial COVID-19 self-assessment tools which can be found on the Pharmasave.com COVID-19 page.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

Ownership contacts

How to Feel Better

Young woman sipping tea and reading book at home.

Fighting the Flu

When you have the flu or are not feeling well, the best thing for you to do is make yourself cozy and to rest comfortably at home while you recover. To help keep others from getting sick too, it’s important to stay home even if your symptoms (fever, cough, aches, etc.) seem better as a result of medication you’ve taken.

To help you feel better and recover from the flu at home, drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, use a humidifier and make sure you have flu season health essentials on hand, including:

  • Acetaminophen for fever, headache and minor aches and pains
  • Decongestants to relieve congestion and clear nasal passages
  • Sprays or lozenges to soothe a sore throat

Speak with your Pharmasave pharmacist about flu shots, prevention, appropriate symptom relief and other ways to stay healthy this flu season.

Resources To Help You Feel Better:

Tools

Flu and cold medicine on night table.

Helpful Tips and Resources

Check out our flu resources, including tools such as checklists and articles, to help answer questions you may have about the flu.

For additional information, be sure to contact your local Pharmasave pharmacist.

More Information

Wooden post with words help, support, advice and guidance again blue sky

Where to find more information about Influenza:

If you are looking for resources and information about Influenza (Flu), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has the most up-to-date information to help you stay current on the evolving health situation.

Here are some provincial sources of Influenza (Flu) information:

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

For information on owning or selling a pharmacy please contact us. We can discuss how Pharmasave can help you optimize your business.

  • New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia,
    Prince Edward Island


    New Franchise Inquiries Contact:
    Doug Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
    Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.
    Direct: (905) 477-7820 | Toll Free: 1-800-515-6820Michael Thompson, Director, Business and Retail Development
    Email: mthompson@east.pharmasave.ca

Ownership contacts

Share this page

facebook twitter linkedin