The most effective way to decrease complications and reduce the impact of the flu
is to get a preventative flu vaccine shot!
The North American vaccine is developed each year to work against three strains of influenza virus, based on trends seen in the Southern Hemisphere. The best time for vaccination is early October to mid-November.
Anyone who is in contact with high-risk populations (including health care workers) should also receive the vaccine.
People who are not part of the high-risk groups but just want to avoid the flu can also get vaccinated. If you are currently sick with a low-grade fever, experts suggest that you should wait until you are better before you get the vaccine. If you do not have a fever, you do not have to wait.
Travelling? Our Pharmacists recommend suitable vaccines for your trip depending on your travel plans, destination and current health condition. We provide current guidelines for travellers obtained from many respected medical sources like World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, Centres for Disease Control and International Society of Travel Medicine. We administer vaccines against diseases such as hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, and meningitis, and also provide a Certificate of Immunization for Travel, where needed.