In preparation for a flu season made more challenging by COVID-19, the Manitoba government is launching a flu vaccination campaign.

Premier Brian Pallister says “it’s never been more important for Manitobans to get the flu shot,” and encourages all Manitobans, especially those at increased risk, their caregivers and close family and friends to get the flu shot this fall.

The province has increased its vaccination order by 20% this year.

A record 26.3% of Manitobans registered with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living received the vaccine last flu season.

Prairie Mountain Health is making flu shots by appointment-only this year.

Phone lines are now open to book appointments at flu shot clinics, however, the appointments aren't scheduled to begin until November 1.

Call 1-877-646-3888 to book an appointment.