- FluMist is available to 2-17 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.
Will this affect my COVID-19 vaccine?
For those 12 and older, you can get your flu shot at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds will be available in the coming weeks. 5 to 11 year olds should have 14-days between receiving any vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine. If your child has not yet received their shot, you might want to delay their flu shot to a later date. This will allow them to receive their COVID-19 vaccine earlier.
Is it free?
The flu shot is free for Yukon residents.
Where can you get your flu shot?
Starting November 18, Whitehorse residents age 5 and older must get their flu shot at a pharmacy.
Families with children age 6 months to 4 years can receive their flu shot at the Yukon Convention Centre.
If your family has a child under 5 and a child older than 5, you can all receive your flu shots at the Convention Centre.
If you already have an appointment booked, your appointment will be honoured.
Shoppers in Qwanlin Mall
Call 867-667-6633 for more information.
Shoppers on Main Street
Call 867-667-2485 for more information.
Save on Foods
Call 867-668-6662 for more information.
Call 867-456-6618 for more information.
Call 867-667-7641 for more information.
Monday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Location: Beaver Creek Health Centre
Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay
Location: Destruction Bay Health Centre
Carcross (including Tagish, Crag Lake and Lewes Lake)
Location: Carcross Health Centre
Date: Starting October 27, Monday to Friday
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Carmacks Health Centre
Phone the health centre at 867-863-4444 for more information.
Date: Starting October 27, Monday to Friday
Time: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Dawson City Health Centre
Phone the health centre at 867-993-4300 for more information.
Location: Faro Health Centre
Haines Junction (including Takhini River Subdivision, Champagne and Canyon)
Phone the health centre at 867-634-4444 for more information.
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Mayo Health Centre
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Old Crow Health Centre
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Ross River Health Centre
Phone the health centre at 867-390-4444 for more information.
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Watson Lake Health Centre
What to expect
With the COVID-19 pandemic, flu clinics will look different. Here's what to expect upon arrival 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 2009 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
Here are 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; and
- wearing a non-medical mask is recommended but is not mandatory.
Remember to always:
- practise the Safe 6;
- practise respiratory etiquette and proper hand-washing;
- follow signage; and
- respect staff and volunteers.
COVID-19 safety information
Do not come to the flu clinic if you feel sick. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 phone 811 or go to the COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre (CTAC) to get tested. You'll have a chance to get the flu vaccine at another time.