The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) public health flu shot clinics began on Monday, October 19.
Flu immunization is especially important for people at high-risk of influenza complications – such as pregnant women, young children, elderly people, those with underlying health conditions, or people who are immune-compromised. Caregivers are also recommended to get their shot.
The flu vaccine is a safe, effective way to help people stay healthy, prevent illness and save lives. The flu vaccine is offered through public health clinics across the province, some physician and nurse practitioner offices and in most pharmacies.
The main flu clinic for Saskatoon and area will look a little different this year. In order to maintain physical distancing requirements, the main flu clinic for Saskatoon and area has moved to SaskTel Centre – 3515 Thatcher Avenue. This move allows for private clinic rooms for all clients.
Another change to help support physical distancing is that all clients will have to call and pre-book an appointment. There will be no walk in availability this year, unless a third week at SaskTel Centre is added to the schedule.
The main Flu clinic will run Monday October 19 – November 1. The appointment line is open Monday – Friday, call 306-655-4358 or Toll Free 1-877-757-4358 to book your appointment. Appointments are available seven days a week.
A complete listing of flu clinics offered by the Saskatchewan Health Authority can be easily accessed at www.4flu.ca or by calling HealthLine 811.