Flu Vaccine Availability Update Nov 19, 2009

Public health has relaxed the criteria for the H1N1 vaccine and it is now available to all BC residents.  Health and Counselling Services will be offering flu vaccine clinics over the next while at specific times and locations. 

H1N1 vaccine is available to all residents of BC free of charge with an MSP card (i.e. CareCard).  Seasonal flu vaccine is available as per previous years – free of charge to those who meet public health criteria or $20 to those who do not meet the criteria and choose to receive it.   See http://www.immunizebc.ca/ImmVacPrevDis/influenza.htm for more detail. 

Pregnant women should discuss the vaccine and risks with their family doctor and will require a doctor’s note for the SFU clinics.

Please see http://www.sfu.ca/vaccinations/?feed=rss2 for the latest SFU information on availability and clinics.  If you are experiencing flu like symptoms or have concerns about the flu or the vaccines, please contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit their website http://www.healthlinkbc.ca.

Below are the clinics being offered at SFU.   We will update this blog as we are able to offer more clinics.

SFU – BURNABY CAMPUS (Please note the different locations)

Friday, November 20, 11:00am – 2:00pm, James Douglas Room
 * please note: PAID seasonal flu vaccine may not be available during the Nov 20 clinic.  To be determined.
Tuesday, November 24, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Residence Dining Hall
Friday, November 27, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Monday, November 30, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Wednesday, December 02, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas

SFU – VANCOUVER CAMPUS

Tuesday, December 01, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre
Friday, December 04, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre

For clinics held elsewhere in the community please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver and Richmond.)
http://www.vch.ca

Fraser Health Authority (Fraser North, Fraser South and Fraser East)
http://www.fraserhealth.ca