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Are you getting a flu shot?

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Public funding for flu vaccination by province: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/ ... itory.html

BC, Quebec, and New Brunswick r the only provinces where universal vaccination is NOT funded.
In BC, most ppl have to pay health care premiums. Something wrong with that, IMO.
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I’ve had one shot in the last 20 years. But I got the flu last year and I was down for the count for 6 weeks. It was brutal.

@kevcnew Rick Mercer convinced me.
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When I went to Pharmasave to get the flu shot, they couldn't and recommended that I set up an appointment. Apparently, like other pharmacies, they want two pharmacists on shift when giving out flu shots.
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Not all pharmacists are authorized/trained to administer vaccines; some places may want you to set up an appointment when someone who is authorized is scheduled.

I've given many vaccinations when working alone, dependent on the place not being crazy busy.
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Becks wrote:
Oct 31st, 2018 1:39 pm
When I went to Pharmasave to get the flu shot, they couldn't and recommended thatI set up at appointment. Apparently, like other pharmacies, they want two pharmacists on shift when giving out flu shots.
As a customer, I prefer they do this. One pharmacist filling prescriptions and giving vaccines isn't good for customer service and imo is tough on the advice employee.
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Got mine yesterday though it was a bit of a wait
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I definitely plan to. I see this as a civic duty, as it protects not just me but those around me.
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Yup. Got my first one ever a few weeks ago at a Shoppers Drug Mart. It was so convenient and simple. Now, not only am I protected, but I'm also helping to protect more vulnerable members of society. Feels really good.
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Gee wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 4:30 pm
I’ve had one shot in the last 20 years. But I got the flu last year and I was down for the count for 6 weeks. It was brutal.

@kevcnew Rick Mercer convinced me.
You should renew your Tetanus and Hepatitis A/B vaccinations every 10 years.
Seriously, these diseases are no joke. Get vaccinated!
Kelly M wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 4:12 pm
Yup. Got my first one ever a few weeks ago at a Shoppers Drug Mart. It was so convenient and simple. Now, not only am I protected, but I'm also helping to protect more vulnerable members of society. Feels really good.
I have to say, I got my flu shot this year at a Loblaws store. It was quick and simple. But DAMN, that pharmacist stabbed the needle into me like I was her cheating ex-boyfriend or something! My arm was sore for almost a week! Face Screaming In Fear
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Heard a radio advertisement for getting flu shots at Walmart. They said no appointment necessary.
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