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Flu Shot Clinics

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 

 

2021 Flu Shot Clinics 

This year, due to COVID-19 precautions, those wishing to get their flu shot at an on-campus clinic will be required to pre-book an appointmentOnline booking  for our flu shot clinics is now available for flu shot clinics in Halifax. If you are booking a flu shot clinic appointment for a family, please call 902-494-2171. 

Please note: Due to a current shortage of flu vaccines, all flu vaccine appointments on November 17 & 18 will be rescheduled to December 2 & 3, when the vaccine becomes available from Public Health. You are not required to rebook your appointment, your appointment will automatically be scheduled.

  • Tues, Oct. 19 – CANCELLED DUE TO VACCINE AVAILABILITY, APPOINTMENTS WILL BE RESCHEDULED
  • Wed, Oct. 20 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Thurs, Oct. 21 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Tues, Oct. 26 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Wed, Oct. 27 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Thurs, Oct. 28 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 29 – Student Health & Wellness Centre, 2:20–6pm
  • Sat, Oct. 30 – Student Health & Wellness Centre, 1–4pm
  • Tues, Nov. 2 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 3 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Thurs, Nov. 4 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Tues, Nov. 9 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 10 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Tues, Nov. 16 – LeMarchant Place Atrium, 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 17 – CANCELLED DUE TO VACCINE AVAILABILITY, APPOINTMENTS WILL BE RESCHEDULED
  • Thurs, Nov. 18 – CANCELLED DUE TO VACCINE AVAILABILITY, APPOINTMENTS WILL BE RESCHEDULED

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.
  • Prior to your appointment, you will be sent a COVID screening form and flu consent form via email. This is to be completed 24-48 hours prior to your booked appointment for your flu shot.
  • Please bring a mask and arrive five minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for COVID screening at entry. Please respect social distancing while at the mobile clinic.
  • Once you pass COVID screening, you will check in at the registration desk.
  • You will then 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 without a valid MSI, provincial, or private insurance card (including the Medavie Blue Cross International Plan) will pay a $20 injection fee (cash only) 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 

 

2021 Flu Shot Clinics

This year, due to COVID-19 precautions, those wishing to get their flu shot at an on-campus clinic will be required to pre-book an appointment. To pre-book a flu shot appointmen at a clinic listed below, phone 902-893-6672.

  • Mon, Oct. 25 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm
  • Wed, Oct. 27 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm
  • Tues, Nov. 2 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–3pm
  • Wed, Nov. 3 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm
  • Wed, Nov. 10 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm
  • Wed, Nov. 17 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm
  • Wed, Nov. 24 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 9–11:45am and 1–4pm

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. Covid screening will be required prior to entry at your appointment. Please respect social distancing while at a mobile clinic. 

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.