Where to get your flu vaccination

Public Health nurse, Kathy Penny receives her flu shot from Public Health nurse, Kate Ormiston.
Public Health nurse, Kathy Penny receives her flu shot from Public Health nurse, Kate Ormiston.

Flu shots are  now available for all Nova Scotians.  

If you have had a COVID-19 vaccine or are planning to get one,  you should still get a flu shot. This can be done any time before or after your COVID-19 shot.

If you think you may have symptoms of  flu or COVID-19 please do not come to a flu clinic. You should stay at home to avoid spreading the virus. If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms you will need to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, or you can also call 811 to speak with a nurse to see if there is a need for a test.

The vaccine is now available from most pharmacists, family doctors, family practice nurses and nurse practitioners.

Many workplaces also offer flu vaccination clinics for employees.

Some walk-in clinics may also offer flu vaccination; it’s best to check with a clinic in advance.

Pharmacists can provide flu vaccination to children two years of age and older.

If you have a child under two years of age who does not have a health care provider, please contact your local Public Health office
 
In some areas of the province, Public Health may be offering public flu shot clinics that focus on immunizing families with young children, pregnant women and people who have challenges accessing a health care provider. Please check with your local Public Health Office as this may not be the same in each location.