Flu season could last until May — Greater Victoria clinics offer flu shots

Flu season could last until May — Greater Victoria clinics offer flu shots

Vaccines are available through public health clinics, pharmacies and doctor’s offices

The spread of influenza is slowly declining in western Canada, but Greater Victorians are not out of the woods yet.

The Public Health Agency of Canada reported a slight decline in cases after reaching a peak last week. The agency reports sporadic activity on the Island.

The flu season typically starts in the fall is expected to last until May.

Researchers in the journal Euro Surveillance report this year’s vaccine is 72 per cent effective against Influenza A(H1N1)pdm00, which makes up 98 per cent of cases detected by laboratories around Canada.

There is still time to get the flu shot at the following locations in Greater Victoria if you haven’t yet.

Saanich

Saanich area pharmacies and public health clinics for immunization (BC CDC Screen grab

-Shoppers Drug Mart #233

3511 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Phone: 250-475-7572

-Saanich Health Unit (by appointment only, for families with children)

3995 Quadra Street, Victoria

Phone: 250-519-5100

-London Drugs #14 Saanich Centre

127 3995 Quadra St, Victoria

Phone: 250-727-2271

-London Drugs #54 Tillicum Centre

Y003A-3170 Tillicum , Victoria

Phone: 250-360-0296

-JC Pharmacy

211-3214 Douglas street, Victoria

Phone: 250-590-9080

– Shoppers Drug Mart #257

2947 Tillicum Rd., Victoria

Phone: 250-383-7702

-Gordon Head Pharmacy Flu Clinic

102 1660 Feltham Rd., Victoria

Phone: 250-590-0557

-Saanich Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

4071 Shelbourne St, unit #4, Victoria

Phone: 2504776112

-Shoppers Drug Mart #226

1644 Hillside Ave., Victoria

Phone: 250-595-5111

Victoria

Victoria flu immunization centres (BC CDC Screen grab

-London Drugs #29 Harris Green Village

201-911 Yates Street, Victoria

Phone: 250-381-1113

-Shoppers Drug Mart #221

1222 Douglas St., Victoria

Phone: 250-381-4321

-Victoria Health Unit (by appointment for families with children)

1947 Cook Street, Victoria

Phone: 250-388-2200

-Thrifty Foods #9454

475 Simcoe Street, Victoria

Phone: 250- 386-8337

-Shoppers Drug Mart #208

1627 Fort St., Victoria

Phone: 250-592-4541

West Shore

Flu immunization in West Shore (BC CDC Screen grab

Langford Pharmasave (across from Costco)

2401 F Millstream Road , Victoria

Phone: 250-478-0123

Costco Pharmacy #256

799 McCallum Road, Langford

Phone: 250-391-8986

-Westshore Health unit (by appointment for families with children)

345 Wale Road, Victoria

Phone: 250-519-3490

-Loblaw Pharmacy #1527 (Real Canadian Superstore)

835 Langford Parkway, Langford

Phone: 250-391-3135

-Shoppers Drug Mart #278

2945 Jacklin Road, Langford

Phone: 250-474-1114

-London Drugs #46 Colwood Corners Shopping Centre

1907 Sooke Road, Victoria

Phone: 250-474-6657

Esquimalt

Esquimalt pharmacy and public health clinic providing flu vaccines (BC CDC Screen grab

-Shoppers Drug Mart #2213

870 Esquimalt Rd., Victoria

Phone: 250-361-2011

-Esquimalt Health Unit (by appointment for families with children)

530 Fraser Street, Victoria

Phone: 250-519-5311

During the flu season, free vaccines are available in most pharmacies and all public health clinics, according to Immunize BC, which is funded by the BC Ministry of Health. More information on services and eligibility are available at immunizebc.ca.

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Flu season could last until May — Greater Victoria clinics offer flu shots

Flu season could last until May — Greater Victoria clinics offer flu shots