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Flu Vaccine

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.

Due to high volume flu shots are by appointment only at this time.

  • Please fill out a flu consent form and bring it with you to the pharmacy
    • Download your flu shot consent form here  

With COVID-19 circulating in our communities, we will be taking the necessary precautions to make sure both you and our staff are well protected during the time spent in our pharmacies. For these safety reasons, the flu shot process will be a little different this year including:

  • You will be screened for COVID-19 before your appointment and on the day of your appointment.
  • Staff and community members who aren’t feeling well, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have travelled 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 are required 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:

  • The pharmacy layout will be different
  • Fewer people will be able to be in the pharmacy at one time

Please visit our flu information page here for more resources.

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