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2020 Flu Campaign

Get your free flu shot!​​

Like most things, the process for flu shots will look a little different this year.


Where to get a free flu shot:
  • Pharmacy (anyone 5 years old and up)
  • Your health care provider (especially if you are already seeing them)
  • NWHU clinic (book online or call 1-866-468-2240)
To ensure safety, our NWHU clinics will:
  • ​​Be by appointment only
  • Require one appointment spot per person
  • Only allow one parent per child
  • Have a separate entrance and exit for clients (if available)
What you need to do:
  • Book an appointment
  • Do not come for a shot if you are sick, call and rebook
  • Wear a mask
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt
  • Arrive to your appointment 5 minutes before scheduled time
Although the flu shot won't protect you from COVID-19, it will help to prevent influenza and keep your immune system strong and ready in case you get COVID-19. 

Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, limited staffing due to our pandemic response, and high demand for the flu vaccine, it is important we run our clinics as efficiently as possible. This may mean that we are unable to offer clinics in various locations within a community.

A poster that describes the difference between stomach flu and the influenze

Influenza vaccine (flu shot)

It takes 2 weeks to develop full immunity to the flu and protection lasts up to one year. You cannot get the flu from the vaccine, it does not contain live virus.

Stop the spread

The flu is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or other contact with fluids coming from the nose or mouth. It can also be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces. If you are ill and think you may have influenza learn more about how to stop the spread.

Learn more about influenza, the common cold, and gastrointestinal infections​ (which is often mistakenly called the flu).​​

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    When is the best time of the year to get my flu shot?
    A:
    ​Get your flu shot as soon as you can in the fall.  This will give your body time to build up the antibodies you need to fight infection during the flu season.  It takes about 2 weeks to get full protection from the shot, so waiting until a lot of...