Avoid the flu and stay healthy this year
Each year, Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness offers flu shot clinics to the Dalhousie communities in Halifax and Truro. Students, staff and faculty (and their families) are able to get their flu shot for free*. Mobile clinics are set up at various locations through Dal campuses over October and November (vaccine availability pending).
For more information about protecting yourself and others from the flu, as well as information about the influenza vaccine, please visit the Public Health website.
Our Halifax campus will have both the regular flu shot and the high-dose flu shot for people 65+.
Have questions about the flu or COVID-19 vaccines? Check out this FAQ.
2023 Halifax flu shot clinics
Halifax campus flu shot clinics have wrapped up for 2023 but you can still recieve your flu shot! Please book an appointment at the Student Health & Wellness Centre. You can book online here.
2023 Truro flu shot clinics
- Thursday, November 16 8:30am - 3:30pm
- Tuesday, November 21 8:30m - 3:30pm
- Thursday, November 23 8:30am - 3:30pm
How to book an appointment with Health Services in Truro:
- Book by phone: 902-893-6672 (Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm)
- Book by email: email@example.com
The Nova Scotia Public Health Mobile Clinic is also offering influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Find the mobile clinic closest to you by visiting their website.
Symptoms of the flu
Common flu symptoms include:
- Stuffy and runny nose
- Sore throat
- High fever
- Aches and pains
Why should you get the flu vaccine
The flu is responsible for about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. The vaccine is safe. Getting the flu shot every year will help to:
- Reduce your chances of getting the flu
- Protect the people around you. The flu is contagious and can spread quickly and easily. You can spread the virus without showing symptoms
- To avoid serious complications that can result from the flu including pneumonia and respiratory failure
For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, visit the Government of Canada website.
Take these simple steps to prevent the 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 gone.