Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Province urges British Columbians to get their Flu Shots with flu season near

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of three
local pharmacies that are already
offering the flu shot in Prince Rupert

The local pharmacies have had their Flu Shots Available Here signs out for a few weeks now, a reminder that Flu season is fast approaching and the Province is recommending that British Columbians make sure that they make sure that they have had their shots sooner rather than later.

The British Columbia Government highlighted the need to take action when it comes to the flu last week, with Health Minister Terry Lake rolling up his sleeve to do his part in spreading the word on the opportunities for preventive action across the province.

“It doesn’t take long to stop and get your flu shot. By getting immunized, you’re not only protecting yourself, but also anyone who may be vulnerable to complications from the flu, which can cause serious illness, and even hospitalization. I get the flu shot every year to protect myself, my family and everyone around me.”

Health Minister Terry Lake taking a jab for good health this
winter as he makes the case for British Columbians to get
their flu shots for this coming flu season

The Province also reminded British Columbians that many in the province can receive the shot free of charge, among those who qualify are:

Children between six months and five years
Seniors 65 and older
Pregnant women
Aboriginal people
Individuals with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems

Anyone who lives with any of those people listed above

As well, the flu shot is free for those who visit long-term care facilities and hospitals.

More on the Province's campaign to share the word on the need for flu shots can be found here.

According to the Immunize BC Flu Clinic Indicator page, the Public Flu Shot Clinics in Prince Rupert will take place on the following days.

Prince Rupert Public Health Office
300- 3rd Avenue West (Ocean Centre)

Monday November 7 
10 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday, November 8
10 AM to 5 PM 

Wednesday, November 9
10 AM to 5 PM

Thursday, November 10
10 AM to 6 PM

Monday, November 14
1 PM to 5 PM

Wednesday, November 16
1 PM to 5 PM

Friday, November 18
1 PM to 5 PM

As well, the Salvation Army on Grenville Court will be hosting a Flu Clinic.

Tuesday, November 15
11 AM to 12: 30 PM

You can also receive your Flu shot from one of the city's four pharmacies, with Shoppers Drug Mart, Save On Foods, Wal Mart and Canada Safeway all offering the flu shot during their regular Pharmacy hours.


Lax Kw'alaams

Monday November 7
Tuesday November 8 
Walk In Clinic at the Health Clinic 1-3 PM


Haida Gwaii


Wednesday, November 9
Howard Phillips Hall 4 to 6:30 PM

Thursday, November 17 &  Friday, November 25
Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital 1:30 to 4PM

Monday, November 21 & Tuesday, November 29
Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital 10 AM to 1 PM

Wednesday, November 23
Masset Co-Op Grocery Store 2 PM to 4 PM

Port Clements

Tuesday, November 22 
Port Clements Clinic  4:30 to 6:30 PM

Queen Charlotte City region

Tuesday, November 8
Queen Charlotte Community Hall 10 AM  to 4 PM

Thursday, November 17
Queen Charlotte Community Hall 2 PM to 7 PM


Wednesday, November 9
Skidegate Health Centre 10 AM to 4 PM


Thursday, November 10
Tlell Fire Hall 9 AM to Noon

Should there be additional flu clinics announced, we will update the list above.

For more items related to Health issues in the Northwest see our Health archive pages.

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