Getting a flu shot is important every year, and particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the flu shot will not protect against COVID-19, it will help reduce the risk of getting the flu which, if combined with COVID-19, could result in a higher risk for severe illness. Getting vaccinated will also help reduce the spread of influenza in our communities and help reduce the impact on the health-care system.
Flu clinics are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked through Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s website: Time for the Shot. Those unable to book online can call 1-833-951-3904 (toll-free).
Flu shots are also available at no cost, through local pharmacies and family physicians.
For frail or homebound clients only:
Very frail or homebound individuals who cannot travel to a public flu clinic or visit a pharmacist or doctor to get their flu shot can arrange a home visit by calling the Community Support Program at 1-833-752-4167, or their local Community Health Office from Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact numbers for local Community Health Offices can be found here – https://www.easternhealth.ca/contactus/#Community