(PHOTO: Councillor Glen gets his flu shot with help from Avish Shah, pharmacist and owner at Whole Health Pharmacy on Stittsville Main Street.)

People who live, work or attend school in Ottawa can now get their flu vaccine at their health care providers’ office, family doctor, or participating pharmacies.

Getting the flu vaccine is good for everyone. When more people get their flu vaccine, the odds of the flu virus spreading goes down. This protects those who are most vulnerable such as children under 5, adults 65 years or older, pregnant women, as well as those living with chronic health conditions like diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS. 

Ottawa Public Health will be offering 10 community clinics in different areas of the city from November 2-20, 2019. Clinics are scheduled in areas where there are many young families, older adults and where there are fewer pharmacies offering the vaccine.  In Stittsville, there’s a flu clinic scheduled for Monday, November 18 from 3:30pm-7:30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic High School (5870 Abbott Street).

For more information about the flu shot, including a list of all the flu clinics this fall and a list of participating pharmacies, visit ottawapublichealth.ca.