Seasonal Flu

Seasonal
Flu Vaccine

Now Available

The 2022-2023 seasonal flu vaccine is now available at vaccine clinics, pharmacies and medical clinics throughout the province. All Manitobans aged 6 months and older are eligible. It’s especially recommended if you or the people you care for are at risk of serious illness.

Did You Know?

The flu vaccine can be given at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

What’s Your Winter Wellness Routine?

Being a proud Manitoban means embracing our winters, while finding ways to focus on our health and wellness.

Winter wellness is:

Dr. Brent Roussin
Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer

Staying Active – Getting and staying active is unique to every person, whether it’s walking around the block, visiting the gym, or going for a skate or snowshoeing adventure. Finding ways to be active is a great way to help you stay well this winter. Learn more about resources available to get active.

Keeping in touch – Social interactions are essential to mental health, and promoting a sense of safety, belonging and security. Make a little extra effort to connect with others, even if it’s small talk with the grocery clerk! Plan ahead — know there are times when the weather is bad, or if the flu or COVID is circulating in your group — and take the time to pick up the phone (or have a video call) to catch up with an old friend or family member when an in-person visit might not be possible.

Reducing stress – Try talking to family and friends, use resources in the community such as your doctor, spiritual care provider, or a professional counsellor. Learn more about resources available to you to maintain your mental health.

Eating a balanced diet – Our food choices are shaped by many factors such as taste, cost, availability, cooking skills and our personal connections to food and nutrition. Be thoughtful about how you fuel your body in a way that supports physical, social and mental wellbeing. Learn more about Manitoba’s healthy eating guidelines and resources.

Stay Well with High-Dose
Flu Vaccine for People 65+

Get the best protection possible against the flu virus. All people aged 65 and over are recommended to get a high-dose flu vaccine. As you age, your immune response to a vaccine weakens.  The high-dose vaccine elicits a stronger, more effective immune response among older people, who are also at higher risk of complications from the flu. This vaccine will help reduce the risk of serious illness.

Health

Book your
flu vaccine

Winter wellness includes getting your flu vaccine. Explore our interactive map to find a clinic or pharmacist that is most convenient for you.

New This Year

People aged 65+ are recommended to get a high-dose flu vaccine to increase protection against severe symptoms.

How Seasonal Influenza Spreads

Influenza is primarily spread from person to person through close contact by coughing, sneezing or sharing food or drinks. You can also get the flu by touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose. A person can infect others before, and several days after, symptoms appear. This is why washing your hands, staying home when you are sick, covering your cough and getting the seasonal influenza vaccine is so important.

Regional Health
Authorities Activities

Visit the web site for your Regional Health Authority to learn about local initiatives and activities related to the seasonal flu immunization program.

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Be Informed

Protecting our community works best when we all do our part.