IS THE BEST PROTECTION
Nothing protects you better than getting the flu shot. Each year the World Health Organization identifies the particular strains of the flu that the new vaccine must protect against. The vaccine produced is then the most effective protection against those strains.
You need to receive the new vaccine each year to be effectively protected against influenza. October to April is flu season. The best time to get the flu shot is at the start of the flu season, before you get exposed to the virus.
As people get vaccinated, the influenza virus has less chance to multiply and circulate. If you don't get the flu, you cannot spread it to people around you.
The flu vaccine can't give you the flu. The vaccine contains dead strains of the virus itself to create the antibodies your body needs to protect you. As the strains are dead they cannot give you the flu.
Side effects are minor. Most commonly, mild soreness at the vaccination site is the only side effect. Less common are headaches and muscle pain. As a precaution, you will be asked to remain at the pharmacy for 15-20 minutes following vaccination.
FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Don't spend your time waiting in a Flu Clinic Line. We offer a convenient and easy alternative for you to get your Flu Shot right here at the Pharmacy.
You can now make a personal appointment for your FLU SHOT. Please complete this form or phone 778-471-5971 to book your shot.
Please allow minimum 20-30 minutes for your appointment. Perhaps longer at peak season, as it can be quite busy at times.
FREE customer parking right in front. Labeled with signage.
(**Kids under the age of 5 should be vaccinated at Public Health)
Please see our flu articles for more information about influenza:
HOW TO TELL THE COLD AND THE FLU APART
DEBUNKING 5 FLU MYTHS
WHO SHOULD GET THE FLU SHOT?
Vaccination is the only prevention measure proven to reduce mortality rates caused by the flu.
Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds will remove most germs, including the flu virus. Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces will also reduce possible illnesses.
Eating nutritious food, exercising, and staying rested give the body more chance to fight the flu virus. Consider adding garlic, ginseng, and elderberry to your diet to boost your immune system.