Howe Sound Pharmacy Vaccine Update

Updated: October 5th, 2022

The 2022 Flu Shot Season is here!

The highly-anticipated flu shots are set to begin next week across BC Pharmacies for a coordinated start on Wednesday, October 11th. In anticipation of a very busy season, you can now book online.

Having learned from the  many vaccine campaigns of the past two years, BC is rolling out a new, centralised, booking platform to streamline the process of setting up appointments for patients and pharmacies alike. It can be accessed via the Province’s “Get Vaccinated” portal.


More savvy users can follow the link above to book online. Keep in mind that Howe Sound Pharmacy is only administering flu shots this year. Anyone wanting to receive a COVID booster shot can either book an appointment at a clinic that offers both vaccines or by booking a second appointment at a different location.

If you or a family member have any difficulties with booking online, you can actually by phone by calling BC’s vaccine registration phone line:
 
1-833-838-2323
 
Since we expect demand to be quite high for the first few weeks of this year’s flu vaccine campaign, all vaccinations will be by appointment only.
 
Walk-ins may not be happening until we get to November. 
 
Much like last year, there is no wait list, vaccine bookings are available on a first come, first served basis. If you cannot find any openings for flu shots, it simply means all slots are booked at this time. We will add more openings as time and vaccine inventory allow.
See you soon.
 

COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS

RESOURCES

ImmunizeBC | Evidence-based immunization information and tools for B.C. residents

BC Government Response to COVID-19 & Vaccine Registration

BC Centre for Disease Control General and Technical Information

New provincial vaccine schedule for 18+ begins this week.

Full list and interactive map of pharmacies participating in the COVID-19 vaccine campaign

British Columbia Pharmacy Association Immunisation Guide for BC Pharmacies

Thank you for supporting the COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

Chris Juozaitis — B.Sc. Pharmacy, RPh Registered Pharmacist, CGP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

 

 

Howe Sound Pharmacy Ltd.
Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1979.