Protect Yourself and Your Community: Flu Shot Season Begins!

October 26, 2023 | Newcomer Information, Our blog

Health experts recommend co-administering your flu and COVID-19 shots for comprehensive protection.

Who’s Eligible?

• Children under 5 and their household members can receive their flu shot at an AHS public health clinic.

Where to get it?

  • If appointments are not available online in your area, contact your local pharmacy or doctor’s office directly to see if they are offering influenza immunization by appointment or walk-in.
  • Other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office.

How to Book?

  • If you need help booking one or multiple appointments for children and family members, please call Health Link at 811.
  • Book today at ca/vaccine.

Together we hold a responsibility to protect each other and our healthcare system against influenza and COVID-19.

Prepare for your flu shot appointment:


  • Wear clothing that will allow easy access to the upper arm.
  • Bring required identification.
  • Arrive as close to your appointment time as you can.
  • Do not attend your appointment if you have symptoms of/or are diagnosed with COVID-19, are isolating or have been outside Canada in the past 14 days and are under a federal quarantine order.
  • Follow safety protocols in place: wash or sanitize your hands, wear a mask (masks are required for individuals age two and older), keep your distance (2m / 6ft) from others.
  • If you have fear of needles or concerns about pain associated with immunization, learn how to alleviate your worries and fear.
  • COVID-19 vaccine transportation for seniors- reach out to 211.

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