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Seasonal Flu Vaccination & Clinic Dates

Flu shots remain available during regular drop-in hours at the Whitehorse Health Centre (9010 Quartz Rd.), Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. Appointments are also available throughout the week by calling 667-8864.

In the communities, call your local health centre for hours of availability.

REMINDER: Children under age 9 who need a second dose should be brought in as soon as possible.

Who should get the seasonal flu shot?

The Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, recommends that all Yukoners receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.

Seasonal Flu/Immunization Vaccination Facts

  • Maximum protection occurs two weeks after immunization - lasts for six months
  • Side effects do not occur in everyone but can include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given
  • Influenza vaccine cannot cause influenza
  • Vaccination has been shown to prevent illness in 70-90 per cent of healthy children and adults
  • Vaccine is provided free of charge to all Yukoners