(Preparing for an Ottawa flu shot clinic. Photo: Ottawa Pubic Health)
Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Ottawa Public Health is encouraging Ottawa residents to get a flu shot this season to avoid a ‘twindemic’. In a normal flu season year, 40 percent of residents receive the flu shot in Ottawa. In an practical move, she wants to see the number rise to 70 percent due to the threat of both COVID and the flu coming together at this time of year.
To help those who want to get a flu shot locally, aside from your family doctor, Stittsville Central has put together a list of those pharmacies in Stittsville providing flu shots this season.
- Hazeldean Pharmacy-Pharma Choice, 6150 Hazeldean Road, 613-435-0789
- Loblaws Pharmacy at Brown’s, 1251 Stittsville Main Street, 613-831-9277
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 1300 Stittsville Main Street, 613-0901
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 5709 Hazeldean Road, 613-836-3679
- Sobeys Pharmacy, 6315 Hazeldean Road, 613-836-0312
- Stittsville IDA Pharmacy, 1250 Main Street, 613-836-3881
- Stittsville Whole Health Pharmacy, 1609 Stittsville Main Street, 613-831-2180
- Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 5357 Fernbank Road, 613-831-8142
Please note that the pharmacies, if not all, require an appointment to receive your shot. Some would like you to complete an online screening form. Visit the individual website or telephone directly to find out the requirements for each pharmacy.
Flu symptoms as described by Ottawa Public Health include a sudden fever or feeling feverish as well as a cough and/or a sore throat. It is common to also have a runny or stuffy nose, head- or body-aches, and chills. You may feel more tired than usual and have a lower appetite.
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