Time for the flu shot: Here's where you can get yours in Manitoba

Manitobans are encouraged by health officials to get their free flu shots to avoid the dreaded virus, which can range from the sniffles and aches in some people to severe complications and even death.

Manitobans encouraged by health officials to get free flu shots

All Manitobans over six months of age are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccine at no charge. (Toby Talbot/Associated Press)

Manitobans are encouraged by health officials to get their free flu shots to avoid the dreaded virus, which can range from the sniffles and aches in some people to severe complications and even death.

Influenza, which spreads around the globe in annual outbreaks, causes about three million to five million cases of severe illness every year and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, the World Health Organization says.

The most common symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing and feeling tired. Symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week, although that nagging cough can last more than two weeks.

Free flu shots will be available through community clinics across Winnipeg from Oct. 25–27, at the following locations:

NeighbourhoodLocation
St. James, Charleswood/TuxedoCharleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.
DowntownCommunity Health and Social Services Centre, 755 Portage Ave.
Fort GarrySouthlands Community Church, 85 Keslar Rd.
InksterAccess NorWest, 785 Keewatin St.
River EastMcIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church, 200 McIvor Ave.
River HeightsCrescentwood Community Centre, 1170 Corydon Ave.
Seven OaksCommunity Health and Social Services Centre, Unit 3-1050 Leila Ave.
St. BonifaceAccess St. Boniface, 170 Goulet St.
St. VitalDakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St.
TransconaEast End Arena and Community Club, 517 Pandora Ave. E.

You can also get the flu shot from your doctor's office, pharmacy, walk-in clinic, QuickCare clinic or community health office.

All Manitobans over six months of age are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccine at no charge, although pharmacists can only administer the flu shot to children who are at least seven years old.

Clinics are also offered in communities around the province. 

Check the list below to find the location closest to you.

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