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Flu Shot Clinics

Nurse giving student a flu shot

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.  

Halifax flu shot clinics 

 

2022 Flu Shot Clinics 

Online booking for flu shot clinics in Halifax is now available. Please be sure to provide your health card number and expiry date under the 'Reason for booking' field, for ease of processing your request. If you are booking a flu shot clinic appointment for a family and would like multiple appointments at the same time, please call 902-494-2171. 

Due to vaccine inventory management we are unable to accept walk-in appointments. Please book your appointment in advance using online booking or by calling the Centre.

  • Mon, Oct. 24 –  LeMarchant Place Atrium, 12:30–6:30pm
  • Tue, Oct. 25 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–6:30pm
  • Wed, Oct. 26 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–6:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 28 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Mon, Oct. 31 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Tue, Nov. 1 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 2 – Sexton Campus, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 2 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 4–6:30pm
  • Fri, Nov. 4 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Tue, Nov. 15 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 10am–3:30pm
  • Thu, Nov. 17 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 10am–3:30pm
  • Tue, Nov. 22 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 10am–3:30pm
  • Thu, Nov. 24 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 10am–3:30pm

Book your flu shot appointment online

What to expect

  • All appointments for a flu shot will be booked in advance. You can book your appointment online. If you are booking for a family, please call 902-494-2171.
  • Please wear a mask and arrive five minutes prior to your appointment time. 
  • You will receive your flu shot by a nursing student, Registered Nurse or physician.
  • Please wait in the recovery area for 15 minutes.

*Note: At the mobile flu shot clinics in Halifax, patients must present their valid MSI, provincial, or private insurance card (including the Medavie Blue Cross International Plan) before receiving their shot. Students from Quebec will have to pay the $20 injection fee and will receive a receipt to be reimbursed by the province. 

Truro flu shot clinics 

 

2022 Flu Shot Clinics

To pre-book a flu shot appointment, please phone 902-893-6672.

  • Tues, Oct. 25 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Thurs, Oct. 27 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 2 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Thurs, Nov. 3 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 9 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Thurs, Nov. 10- Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 16 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Thurs, Nov. 17- Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm

What to expect

  • Appointments must be pre-booked. To pre-book a flu shot appointment, phone 902-893-6672.
  • This is a free service. 
  • Please bring a mask to your appointment. 

Symptoms of the flu

Common flu symptoms include:

  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches 

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.

Be proactive!

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.