Should I Get the Flu Shot?
It’s recommended that most Canadians six months and older should get the annual flu shot. For those who are at higher risk of complications from the flu, it is even more important that they consider getting the annual flu shot. Some contraindications may apply, speak with your physician or pharmacist first to find out if the flu shot is right for you.
Those considered high-risk may include:
- People at high risk of influenza-related complications or hospitalization
- People capable of transmitting influenza to those at high risk
- People with pre-existing health conditions
- People aged 65 and older
- Nursing home or long-term care facility residents
- Children aged five and under
- Pregnant women or those planning to get pregnant
- Indigenous peoples
Talk to your local RxHealthMed pharmacist if you are considered high risk or would like to learn more about the influenza vaccine.