Stay healthy and happy. Get immunized.

All Co-op pharmacies are offering in-store complimentary flu shot immunizations. This year flu shots will be booked through a new centralized online booking system beginning October 18, but as always, your Calgary Co-op Pharmacy is here to help.

Once vaccine supply is delivered the following high-risk patients are eligible to receive their vaccine prior to October 18. 

  • Adults 65 years of age or older (*New* high dose influenza vaccine will be available at no cost this year)
  • People with chronic health conditions such as cardiac or respiratory disorders, diabetes, cancer, immune compromising conditions, kidney disease and neurological conditions
  • Indigenous Peoples 
  • All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy 

Please note: our pharmacies do not currently have any influenza vaccine in stock, check back often for updates and availability. 

All individuals must live, work or go to school in Alberta, must be five years of age or older and must show their Alberta Health Care card to be eligible for flu shots.

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  • Shingles vaccine - 50 years and over
  • Pneumonia vaccine - 65 years and over AND those 18 and over with chronic diseases (diabetes, asthma, COPD).
  • HPV-9 vaccine - sexually active individuals
  • Meningitis B vaccine - 10 to 25 years of age
  • TD (Tetanus, diphtheria) - every 10 years for adults
  • dTap - one does as an adult

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What Infection Prevention and Control Measures are in place?

• Patients will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands with an alcohol based rub prior to receiving their vaccine.

• Cleaning and disinfection of the immunization area (e.g., chairs, table, door handles) after each patient immunization. NOTE: Households can be immunized together.

• Injecting pharmacists will don protective PPE which includes masks, face shields, gloves and gowns. 

• Routine environmental cleaning, especially in frequently visited areas (e.g., waiting area door handles, washrooms) and on high-touch surfaces at least twice a day.

What to expect at your appointment?

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1. Review what to except when getting your flu shot:

Before your appointment:

  • Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
  •  Provide the pharmacy with your mobile number so we can page you if we're running behind schedule.

At the pharmacy:

  • Be prepared for screening before entering.
  • Wear a mask or face covering.
  • Wear loose clothing with short sleeves.
  • Arrive on time, not early.
  • Limit the number of people going with you.

2. Find a safe waiting area post-injection. Patients must remain in the store for 15 minutes post-injection to monitor for anaphylactic reactions.

3. Review post immunization after care guidance instructions:

Individuals who receive influenza immunization may experience side effects. These reactions are most often mild, develop within 24 hours and could last 24-48 hours.

  • fever and/or chills
  • sore throat, cough or runny nose
  • feeling tired
  • headache or body aches
  • poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea

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