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
Flu shot clinics in Halifax have ended for the 2022-23 year. If you would like to get your flu shot, please book an appointment with the Student Health & Wellness Centre.
Truro flu shot clinics
2022 Flu Shot Clinics
To pre-book a flu shot appointment, please phone 902-893-6672.
- Wed, Dec. 7 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
- Thurs, Dec. 8 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
- Wed, Dec. 14- Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
- Thurs, Dec. 15 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
- Wed, Dec. 21 - Health Services, Dairy Building, 8:30am-3:30pm
- Thurs, Dec. 22- 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
- 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.