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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
It can lead to serious illness and complications in some people such as very young children and infants, adults 65 years of age and older, people living with a chronic medical condition, pregnant women, Indigenous people and people residing in nursing homes.
It is estimated that in a given year influenza causes an estimated 12,200 hospital stays and 3,500 deaths in Canada.
New strains of influenza appear every year. Annual immunization with the seasonal influenza vaccine is a safe way of reducing the risk of influenza illness, hospitalization and even death. The Canadian FluWatch surveillance program monitors which strains circulate in Canada and provides weekly reports. Learn more about FluWatch.
Source: Epidemiology of influenza in Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada
Finding a Flu Shot (influenza vaccine)
Find nearby flu shot clinics
Use MyFluShot.ca to safely and conveniently find available flu shot clinics near you. Search by location, clinic type, seasonal influenza vaccine in multiple languages.
Before flu shots become available, enter your email address to be notified when flu shots become available. Once flu shots become available, you will see a map showing all local flu shot options to help you decide where you'd prefer to go.
Types of Flu Shots
Did you know that different types of flu shots are available? Some flu shot clinics may post the different types of flu shots that they have available.
Once flu shots become available, you will be able to search & filter flu shot locations to see where specific types of flu shots are being offered within your community.
Book your appointment
Because of COVID-19, most flu shot clinics will not offer walk-in vaccinations, and will require flu shot appointments.
Flu shots will be publicly available in October. However, some pharmacies & clinics have started booking flu shot appointments. You can book a flu shot appointments online using MyFluShot.ca.
Before flu shots become available, you may receive an email notification letting you book an appointment online at a local pharmacy or clinic. Once flu shots become available, you will see a map showing all pharmacies & clinics that offer online appointment booking, and you can easily pick a convenient day & time for your flu shot.
For your safety and the safety of staff, most pharmacies & clinics that offer online appointment booking will also let you fill out your flu shot consent form online before the appointment. Some pharmacies or clinics may require that this is done.
Are you a healthcare provider?
The MyFluShot.ca Canadian Flu Shot locator has many new features for the 2020-2021 flu season.
Flu shot inventory
Let the public know when you have flu shots in stock without lifting a phone or a finger. This service should reduce phone calls, which will save you and your staff a lot of time. Our Flu Shot Inventory service is FREE and an easy way to let the public know the types of flu shots you are offering, and when you have flu shots in stock. Our Flu Shot Inventory service is available as both a standalone service, and fully automated through integration with your pharmacy management software.
Reduce unnecessary phone calls by allowing patients to book, cancel, and reschedule appointments online using the booking rules & logic that you want. Customize how far in advance appointments can be booked using advanced staff scheduling & booking rules.
Our online appointment booking service has been refined with feedback from hundreds of pharmacists, physicians, managers, and administrative staff since 2014 to seamlessly integrate with your workflow, as well as primary care EMRs (electronic medical record systems) and pharmacy software. Our online appointment booking service also supports standalone implementations & paper-based workflows.
Pre & Post-Appointment Patient engagement
Patients will receive automated appointment reminders by email or SMS, and will confirm their appointment electronically. To support the health & safety of your staff with contactless flu shot clinics, influenza vaccination consent forms can be filled out online by patients before the appointment.
Any last minute changes to where/how a patient attends their flu shot appointment can be easily sent beforehand. Patients can wait in their car, and our SMS paging module can be used to notify patients when it's their turn. After the appointment, patients can provide feedback on their flu shot experience, report adverse reactions, and easily inform their family doctor that they received their flu shot in the community, all at a click of a button.
Other online resources about the flu
Symptoms & treatment
Canada Flu Watch
Weekly influenza reports
Canada Flu Shot Info
Who should get a flu shot
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For the 2020-2021 Influenza Season, EMPOWER health has formed a partnership with Immunize Canada, a national coalition and active stakeholders in influenza immunization and promotion, to expand the scope of MyFluShot.ca to include influenza vaccine inventory management and reporting.
With a mission to empower all stakeholders of the healthcare system, EMPOWER health focuses on delivering digital health tools that help patients navigate the Canadian healthcare system and access healthcare services in a timely, equitable, and efficient manner.
EMPOWER Health's digital health solutions include national directories of healthcare providers, online appointment booking that integrates with clinical workflows and clinical software, and wait-times services.
Immunize Canada brings over 25 years of expertise to the MyFluShot.ca platform.
Its mandate is to contribute to the control, elimination and eradication of vaccine preventable diseases through public and professional education, awareness building and promotion grounded in evidence and the recommended uses of vaccines by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).