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What you need to know about getting a flu shot

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

Health Canada recommends everyone 6 months and older should get the annual flu vaccine as soon as it is available because it takes about two weeks after your flu shot for the protective antibodies to develop in the body. Get your flu shot early to protect yourself before flu viruses begin spreading in your community.

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. For these safety reasons, the flu shot process will be a  little different this year.

Some of the changes you may see include:

  • You will be given the option to book an appointment for a flu shot (some walk-in appointments will be offered, please ask)
  • Please call the store at 250-861-4443 to make an appointment
  • You will be required to fill out a flu consent form prior to your appointment
  • Download your flu shot consent form here (forms will also be available in store)
  • You will be screened for COVID-19 before your appointment.

Staff and community members who aren’t feeling well, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, or have been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter the pharmacy

  • You should be prepared to wear a mask/face covering
  • Please wear a short sleeved shirt or blouse
  • Pharmacists will wear appropriate protective gear
  • Surfaces and high touch areas will be sanitized between appointments
  • To ensure physical distancing: appointments will be scheduled before and after the store opens AND fewer people will be in the pharmacy at one time

Please visit our flu information page for more resources here.

Speak with your Pharmasave Glenmore pharmacist for specific details about getting your flu shot.