Receive your Flu Shot and, if eligible, COVID Vaccine
Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has launched its seasonal flu immunization campaign. This year at the same time, you can also receive a COVID vaccine if you meet the current eligibility criteria. The PMH website has the complete listing of flu clinics in the region. Check PMH Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updated messages. Community members are also advised to watch for information in local newspapers, listen to local radio, or check out posters in or around the communities for flu clinic dates, times and locations.
Appointments are preferred to attend all regional flu clinics. Walk ins may be accepted. There are two ways to book an appointment. Online booking via the provincial Protect MB website or call toll-free at 1-844-626-8222. The phone line is open 7 days a week between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. You will only need to book one appointment even if you are wanting to receive more than your flu vaccine the day you attend.
COVID vaccine eligibility is on the provincial Manitoba.ca website. Those eligible for 3rd doses will be able to have them administered at the clinic.
Masks are required to attend all clinics. Please bring and wear one. Bring your Manitoba Health card and wear short sleeves if possible.
COVID-19 screening will occur on-site. If you are unwell or feeling ill even with minor symptoms, please do not attend your flu clinic appointment. If you need to cancel, please call 1-844-626-8222.
The seasonal influenza vaccine and COVID vaccine, for those eligible, will be available to all Manitobans at no charge at PMH Clinics. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. However, immunization is especially important for those at increased risk of serious illness or complications from the flu, their caregivers and close contacts.
If you are 65 years of age or older, or an individual that is at increased risk of pneumococcal infection, you may also need a pneumococcal vaccination. The vaccine helps protect against pneumococcal disease including a serious type of pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis. Please talk to your health-care provider.
Find more information about the flu here, or contact Health Links, your primary care provider, pharmacy or public health office.