Free Community Flu Shot Clinic
On October 16 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., visitors of the Saint John Regional Y will be able to receive their seasonal influenza vaccination free of charge courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart and the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Health.
To receive your vaccination, all you need to do is present your NB Medicare card and sign a consent form. This is an open immunization clinic. Participants do not need to be members of the Y.
All healthy persons aged 19 to 64 years who do not have contraindications to influenza vaccine are also encouraged to receive the flu shot.
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Illnesses
Please note that face masks are required on-site. Physical distancing minimums (2 metres / 6 feet between people) must be respected at all times. Stay home and self-isolate if you are exhibiting 1 or more symptoms of respiratory illness.
Book Your Immunization & Print Your Consent Form
Click the buttons below to book your immunization on ActiveNet. We will have 20 spots per hour available through online booking and 5 spots per hour are available for walk-ins. You can also download and print your immunization consent form. If you don’t have a printer, physical copies will be available on-site.
About the Flu Shot
Publicly funded influenza immunization in New Brunswick is available from health care providers, Public Health Offices (children six to 59 months), pharmacies, and long-term care facilities (licensed nursing homes and adult residential facilities). Influenza vaccine is usually given during the fall and can take up to 2 weeks before the vaccine provides protection against influenza.
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
Every Canadian over the age of 6 months should get an annual flu vaccination. Even young, healthy people can get the flu and become seriously ill. The flu vaccination is the best way to help prevent catching or spreading the flu. Even if you had a flu vaccination last year, you need to get a flu vaccination again this year. The flu vaccine is especially important for:
- Children aged 6 – 23 months
- Adults and children with chronic heart and lung disease and chronic conditions such as diabetes, anemia, cancer, HIV, or kidney disease
- People living in a nursing home
- People aged 65 and over
- Children and adolescents on long-term aspirin (ASA) therapy
- Healthy pregnant women
- Health care workers and caregivers
Who Should NOT Get a Flu Shot?
- Children younger than 6 months
- People who have had an allergic reaction to the flu vaccine in the past. People with severe allergic reactions to eggs are able to receive the flu vaccine, but there may be some restrictions (talk to a pharmacist for more information)
- Those dealing with an acute illness, an infection, or a fever — you should postpone the flu shot until you are in better health
To learn more about the flu shot, visit the following webpages.