Don’t let the flu get to you, book your Flu Shot appointment today!
5 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot
The flu shot can be administered at Pro-Health Pharmacy for anyone ages 5 years and up. The publicly funded vaccine (PFV) for flu is provided at no charge to all British Columbia residents at high risk for flu or capable of transmitting flu to those at high risk or who provide essential community services. Click here to view the eligibility criteria.
Note: If you are not eligible for the PFV, you may purchase it here.
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- Wear a non-medical mask or face covering to your appointment
- Bring your healthcare card with you
- Arrive for your appointment on time. There is no need to check in early, but please try to avoid
being late for the courtesy of everyone’s time and safety
- Wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm
Thank you for understanding and following these guidelines when arriving for your flu shot
appointment. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 604-845-8084.
A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu and prevent its spread. Flu viruses change each year and experts create a new vaccine to protect you each flu season, which is why it is important to get your flu shot every year. The viruses in the flu shot are either killed or weakened and cannot give you the flu and severe reactions to the vaccine are extremely rare. Most people will generally only get soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends the flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months, including those who are healthy, but people at high risk of complications from the flu are young children, adults aged 65 and over, pregnant women, and those with a chronic health condition.
The flu spreads very easily from person to person. You can spread the virus by talking, sneezing, or coughing and the virus can spread even before you notice flu-like symptoms. Talking, sneezing, or coughing causes tiny droplets to release the flu virus into the air. Others can become infected if these droplets land in their eyes, nose, or mouth. If you are a caregiver, child care provider, health care provider, family member of someone at high risk, or someone who provides services in closed or relatively closed settings to people at high risk, then you may be more likely to spread the flu to others, especially those at high risk of complications.