Flu Shots Now Available for 2018/19

Flu shots are safe, effective, and provided free for:

  • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts
  • People of any age in residential care facilities
  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts
  • Children & adolescents (6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin/ ASA) and their household contacts.
  • Children & adults who are obese
  • Aboriginal people
  • All children 6-59 months of age
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts
  • Visitors to hospitals, health centers and residential care facilities
  • People who work with live poultry
  • Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications
  • Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g., crew on ships)
  • People who provide essential community services (First Responders, Corrections Workers)
  • Inmates of provincial correctional institutions

Don’t qualify for the free Vaccine?
$20 private pay flu Vaccine available at Hogarth’s Clinic Pharmacy

2018/19 Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

Generally, the flu shot offers protection against two influenza A viruses (presently an H1N1 and an H3N2 virus) and one influenza B virus. This year’s vaccine offers protection from the following types of flu strains:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Signapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus

Call Us With Any Flu Related Questions