Our community is important to us, which is why we offer flu vaccinations to our surrounding workplaces, outreach to nursing homes, and other on-site/mobile vaccinations as needed. If your business or organization is in need of the flu shot, contact us and we’d be happy to help.
We also offer a full range of Travel Vaccinations are well.
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Frequently asked questions about influenza vaccines
Why should I get vaccinated against influenza?
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against influenza, a serious and sometimes fatal infection. In Canada, thousands of people are hospitalized and may die from influenza and its complications during years with widespread or epidemic influenza activity. Influenza can lead to serious illness in seniors over 65 years and in other high-risk groups. Even healthy people can get very sick from influenza. When you get vaccinated, you help protect others as well by reducing the spread of the influenza virus.
How do influenza vaccines work?
Influenza vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. Learn more about how vaccines work in our how do vaccines work section.
Influenza vaccines are designed to protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming influenza season. “Trivalent” influenza vaccines are made to protect against three different influenza viruses, and “quadrivalent” vaccines are made to protect against four different influenza viruses.
Why do I need an influenza vaccine every year?
An influenza vaccine is needed every year for two reasons:
1. Influenza viruses are constantly changing, so each year, the viruses used to make the vaccine change to protect you against the viruses circulating that year.
2. Protection from the influenza vaccine declines over time.
Book your Flu Shot appointment today by calling 604.925.3304
For your appointment, you’ll need to download and fill out this consent form to receive your Flu Shot, and bring it with you.