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Where in Ottawa is the best place to get the flu shot?

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Where in Ottawa is the best place to get the flu shot?

Good Afternoon,

I am wondering whereabouts in Ottawa/Nepean (anywhere except Kanata) can I get a flu shot?

I understand there is some difficulty in providing flu shots this year.

Preferably somewhere not too far from the downtown core, but as I said i am willing to commute anywhere.

Thanks!
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Getbread wrote: Good Afternoon,

I am wondering whereabouts in Ottawa/Nepean (anywhere except Kanata) can I get a flu shot?

I understand there is some difficulty in providing flu shots this year.

Preferably somewhere not too far from the downtown core, but as I said i am willing to commute anywhere.

Thanks!
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I just went to the Local Walmart and got it done. I think anywhere that they provide the Flu Shot should be fine. If you are a Senior and need the double dose, that can be harder to find.

Keep in mind that Flu shots *may* prevent the flu but most of the time, are pretty ineffective. The one thing I know is that after getting one, my arm gets sore, and I get body aches and a light fever for the next couple of days. I seem to be gullible and take one every year. I guess the Media has brainwashed us well .
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I did my reservation online for the public clinic. Booked a 3:10 spot at the Orleans library. Walked in at 3:00, they asked me the questions, filled out the paperwork, sat down, got the shot at 3:03pm, waited 15 min and left. Easy.
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Pharmacies, your doctor, or the OPH clinics.

My wife and I received ours last week from Rexall in Elmvale Acres. I understand their supply might be gone now, though.

For our toddler, we booked with his pediatrician. He got his earlier this week. We tried the public health clinics, but couldn't get an appointment.
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Wouldn't it be more beneficial if I got the double dose?

Maybe the cheap dose from Walmart is too weak.
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Getbread wrote: Wouldn't it be more beneficial if I got the double dose?

Maybe the cheap dose from Walmart is too weak.
Are you 65 or older?
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hightech wrote: I just went to the Local Walmart and got it done. I think anywhere that they provide the Flu Shot should be fine. If you are a Senior and need the double dose, that can be harder to find.

Keep in mind that Flu shots *may* prevent the flu but most of the time, are pretty ineffective. The one thing I know is that after getting one, my arm gets sore, and I get body aches and a light fever for the next couple of days. I seem to be gullible and take one every year. I guess the Media has brainwashed us well .
Your arm gets sore, well, because a needle was stabbed into your arm. Your body aches/fever is your body mounting an immune response to the injected substances. These are normal side-effects, and are explained to you every single time you get a flu shot.

With respect to effectiveness, that's the by-product of vaccinating based upon a predictive model. It's not like the scientists can ask the virus what strain it will mutate to come November every year. It is still very important to get your shot, more so for the protection of others. Even a measly 30% risk reduction/incidence is worthwhile.
Getbread wrote: Wouldn't it be more beneficial if I got the double dose?

Maybe the cheap dose from Walmart is too weak.
Administrators of the vaccine don't make or alter them. They just order them and put them in the fridge once they arrive from the supplier. Your statement is like saying Walmart must water down their Heinz ketchup. The adjuvanted/high-dose 65+ vaccine is for seniors, who have a weaker/slower immune system, thus need more of a dose/adjuvant to get proper protection.

If you don't fit that age group, you will be fine with the typical vaccine, and will be hard pressed to find someone to administer that type of vaccine to an ineligible patient.

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