Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)

From late October as long as supplies last, we’ll be offering free flu shots to everyone who qualifies and flu shots for $20 to those who don’t qualify.

Who qualifies for a free flu shot?

The seasonal flu vaccine is provided free of charge to the following groups:

  • People 65 years of age and over and their caregivers
  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts
  • Health care workers
  • Emergency responders
  • Healthy children aged 6-23 months
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants aged 0 – 23 months
  • Pregnant women who will be in their 3rd trimester during the influenza season
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities
  • Owners and operators of poultry farms
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • People who are very obese (those with a body mass index of 40 or greater)
  • Corrections officers and inmates in provincial correctional institutions
  • Those who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g. crew on ships)

If you do not meet the above criteria for a free flu shot, Uptown Medical Clinic can give you one for $20