- FluMist is available to 2 to 17 year olds (nasal spray).
- Fluzone is available to anyone over 6 months.
- Fluzone High Dose is available to those 65 years of age and older.
Children under 9 years of age who have never had a seasonal influenza vaccine need 2 doses. The second dose raises their level of protection. It should be given 4 weeks after the first dose.
Get your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time
For people 12 and older, you can get your flu shot at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccine.
For children aged 6 months to under 5 years old it’s recommended to have 14 days between receiving any vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine. If your child has not yet received their flu shot, you might want to delay their flu shot to a later date so they can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity.
Is it free?
The flu shot is free for Yukon residents.
Where can you get your flu shot?
Participating pharmacies are offering appointments for the flu shot but cannot give COVID-19 vaccines.
Medicine Chest at 406 Lambert Street
Book your appointment online or phone 867-668-7000.
Medicine Chest at 304 Oglive Street
Book your appointment online or phone 867-668-6123.
Save on Foods
Open for walk-ins based on availability.
Shoppers Drug Mart at 299 Main Street
Shoppers Drug Mart at 298 Qwanlin Mall
Phone 1-833-812-5547 to make an appointment.
Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay
Carcross (including Tagish, Crag Lake and Lewes Lake)
Phone 867-863-4444 for more information or to book an appointment.
Phone 867-993-4300 for more information or to book an appointment.
Haines Junction (including Takhini River Subdivision, Champagne and Canyon)
Phone 867-634-4444 for more information or to book an appointment.
Phone 867-390-4444 for more information or to book an appointment.
What to expect
With the COVID-19 pandemic, flu clinics will look different. Here's what to expect when you arrive at flu clinics across the Yukon:
- the possibility of longer wait times;
- screening for illness or exposure to COVID-19;
- physical distancing requirements;
- increased environmental cleaning;
- use of hand sanitizer provided at entry;
- standard post vaccine wait times will still be followed to keep you safe; and
- extended clinical hours to accommodate an increase in demand.
No other immunizations will be given at this year’s Whitehorse flu clinic except for the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone born in 2010 or earlier can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the flu shot. This only applies to Whitehorse flu clinics at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre.
How to prepare for this year’s flu clinic
Some tips to help prepare you for this year’s flu clinics:
- Dress warmly with layers that are appropriate for the weather ‒ there may be extended wait times before you're allowed in the clinic.
- Come prepared with your health care card ready.
- Be prepared to answer COVID-19 screening questions.
- Wear clothing that allows easy access to your arm such as a T-shirt or tank top.
- Wearing a non-medical mask is recommended but is not mandatory.
Remember to always:
- practice the Safe 6;
- practice respiratory etiquette and proper hand-washing;
- follow signs; and
- respect staff and volunteers.
Stay home if you feel sick
Do not come to the flu clinic if you feel sick. You'll have a chance to get the flu vaccine at another time.
If you have questions about the flu shot clinics, email email@example.com or call your local health centre.