Flu shots available to all this season

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Even flu season is looking a little different this year, but you can still protect yourself and others this fall by taking advantage of the Student Health Centre’s flu shot clinic. Flu shots will be available on campus by appointment only this year and will be administered in the gym. Additionally, the number of available flu shots will be lower than usual, and as such a limited number of shots will be administered.

Flu shots will be administered in the gym this year. (Wolf Duchtel/The Baron)

When can I get my shot?

Dates have not been officially set, but the Student Health Centre is working towards having appointment slots available from the last week of October into November. Finalized clinic dates will be made available on the myUNB Portal News tab, UNB Saint John Student Services Facebook page, and the UNB-SRC Facebook page.

Off-Campus Options

The following locations in Saint John are currently administering the flu vaccine, according to New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association:

-Bayshore Specialty Pharmacy, 600 Main St
-Jean Coutu Pharmacy, 35 University Ave
-Lawton’s Drugs, 519 Westmorland Rd
-Lawton’s Drugs, 107 Catherwood St
-Lawton’s Drugs, 39 King St
-Lakewood Guardian Pharmacy, 2075 Loch Lomond Rd
-Loblaw Pharmacy, 621 Fairville Blvd
-Loblaw Pharmacy, 168 Rothesay Ave
-Loblaw Pharmacy, 680 Somerset St
-Meditrust Pharmacy, 1490 Manawagonish Rd

Flu shots free of charge to all

Remember that no matter where you go, the flu shot is free of charge this year and many locations will even allow you to walk in without an appointment. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure you receive the vaccine for your safety and the safety of those around you.

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