Influenza (the flu) is a serious illness that arrives every year in Manitoba in late fall or early winter. It can make you sick for many days and lowers your body’s ability to fight off other infections. That's why the Manitoba government offers free flu shots for those at increased risk of serious illness from the flu, their caregivers and close contacts.
For more information about influenza, how to protect against infection and eligibility for free flu vaccine in Manitoba, visit the links below.
An annual flu shot is especially important for those at increased risk of serious illness from the flu, their caregivers and close contacts.
Manitobans over the age of 65 should also get a pneumococcal shot at the same time as the seasonal flu shot. Most adults only need one pneumococcal shot in their lifetime.