Where can I get more information on influenza vaccines?
For more information on influenza vaccine, contact your local Public Health office. You may also check the following websites:
Who should be immunized?
- Adults and children with chronic diseases (heart or lung disease, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic diseases, cancer, immunodeficiency, immunosuppression, renal disease, anemia, and hemoglobinopathy
- Adults and children with any condition that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk of aspiration
- Children and adolescents (age 6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods with acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis patients)
- People of any age who are residents of long-term or chronic care facilities
- All pregnant women
- All children from 6 to 23 months of age
- Those with morbid obesity (body mass index of 40 or more)
- Aboriginal peoples
- Those 65 or older
- Those who live or care for someone in the above groups
- Health care workers and students in a health care profession educational program
- First responders (EHS, fire, and police)
- People living in a home that is expecting a newborn during the regular influenza season
- Anyone who lives with, or cares for children less than 24 months of age.
The influenza vaccine will be available during regular clinic hours at ALL of our locations. Call any of the clinic locations anytime during our regular clinic hours for more information at one of the clinics listed below. More information on Nova Scotia’s seasonal flu program is available online at Important Information about Influenza and Influenza Vaccine or Communicable Disease Prevention and Control.
On-site Work Place Flu Shot Clinics
For groups larger than 25 people we will arrange to come to your place of work to administer the influenza vaccine. Email us for more information or to book a Flu Shot Clinic at your job place.
For more information on Nova Scotia’s seasonal influenza vaccination program visit ‘Communicable Disease Prevention and Control‘.