Flu Shot Clinics


If you were unable to attend a Flu Shot Clinic 
(and would still like to get a flu shot):

Call 902-893-6300 or email Health Services healthac@dal.ca to book an appointment to get a flu shot during our nursing hours . Don't forget to  be able to stay 15 minutes after you receive the vaccine.

Symptoms of Flu

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Why should you get the flu vaccine?

  • Reduce your chances of getting the flu
  • Protect the people around you (you can spread the virus without showing symptoms - its not just about you) 
  • It's contagious and can spread quickly and easily
  • The flu can lead to serious complications including pneumonia and respiratory failure 
  • The vaccine is safe 

The flu is responsible for about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, visit the Government of Canada website.

Be proactive! ( against getting or speading Flu)

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that you touch often
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand

If you do get sick:

Follow the tips above (under being proactive) and stay home until your symptoms are improved.

IN ADULTS , emergency warning signs that require urgent medical assessment/care for the Flu inlude:

  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • sudden dizziness
  • confusion
  • severe or persistent vomitting
  • Flu- like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough