To mark walk-in flu shots being available at the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, Barret Procyshyn stopped in the CKDM studios this morning to give Al Gaines his flu shot.
At the building in the DCP parking lot, anyone aged 7 and up can get a flu shot for free, without a health card.
Procyshyn says the flu shot is very safe to get.
“It’s perfectly fine to get it, it’s great to get it. You have to remember, I hear all the time, ‘oh I don’t get sick.’ But even if you’re one of those people that say you don’t get the flu, remember, the flu shot stops you from passing it on to someone else. You can actually get the flu, not get sick, but then pass it on to a loved one.”
There are some differences this year for flu shots at the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy.
“We’re not actually doing the flu shot in the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we’ve got the DCP annexe, so it’s in our parking lot. It’s the dark blue-greyish building. We’ve got it all set up with walk-in, no appointment necessary clinic, that’s going to run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. no lunch break, we’re going to go straight through. We’re going to do it safely, effectively, quickly. You’ll just come in through one door, exit through the other. You are supposed to wait 15 minutes, you can wait, we’ve got a waiting area.”
Procyshyn says they’re hoping the free, walk-in flu shots will help boost the number of flu shots Manitobans get because we’re consistently in the 20% range.