We are Happy to Announce the 2020 UNBC Flu Clinics!!
UNBC Fall Influenza Vaccine Clinic Information:
These clinics are a collaboration between UNBC Health Services and Nursing Student volunteers and are intended to be a learning opportunity. However, due to COVID 19 there are some changes as to how these clinics will run. In order to reduce crowding and optimize the need for physical distancing, you will need an make an appointment. Please read through all the information below before booking and attending the clinics. If you feel you have any particular personal health concerns, ?please speak to your Primary Care Provider or refer to the information found at the bottom of this page before booking an appointment.
UNBC Clinics Dates, Times,?and Location:
- Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 - 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10am to 2pm
- Thursday November 5, 2020 - 10am to 2pm
- Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10am to 2pm
- Friday November 13, 2020 - 10am to 2pm
*Please note that appointment availability is based on booked appointments only.
Who is Eligible?
Any UNBC student, staff or faculty member who self identifies as being eligible for publically funded influenza vaccine. Eligible list of individuals found here:
How to Book an Appointment for Flu Shot:
To protect the health and wellbeing of UNBC students and staff during our Flu Clinics this year, we are asking that you schedule your appointment for your flu shot in advance.? To provide you with a?convenient means of scheduling your appointment, we are asking you to consider using Signup?Genius to schedule this appointment.? Signup?Genius operates and stores any information you provide in the United States of America.? When using this system, the information you provide will only be visible to UNBC Health Services Medical Clinic staff, however you may use an alias,? or pseudonym and/or fake email address?to protect your privacy.? While creating pseudonyms can be fun, we will not accept your appointment if your pseudonym is offensive or derogatory.? ?UNBC Health Services Medical Clinic staff?will ask you to provide your?name or?pseudonym when you arrive for your appointment time. ?This service intends to provide a convenient tool to allow you to schedule your appointment outside of business hours, to avoid waiting on hold for our staff to help you, or to wait for a call back.? If you are concerned about using this service while incorporating the advice we are providing above, you can contact the UNBC Health Services Medical Clinic at 250-960-6370 or Nurse@unbc.ca . ?However, please be patient, there may be delays in responding to your request for an appointment through these means.
To access the signup?genius created for the flu clinics please copy and paste the following link into a separate browser window.
You DO NOT??need to create an account to use this sign up. If you use your actual email address, signup?genius will send a confirmation?of your appointment booking only. It may also help Health Services Staff to alert you if a change to your appointment is required.
You may also obtain your flu vaccine through your Primary Care provider or Family Doctor’s Office, your local Pharmacy or the Northern Health Flu Clinics. For information on flu clinics offered in your area, go to www.immunizebc.ca ?or www.northernhealth.ca
Please note, we try our best to have enough vaccine product available for the UNBC Clinics but we are not guaranteed to receive all the doses we request.
Individuals over the age of 65:
The Flu Zone High Dose Product is currently only publicly funded in BC for individuals that are over the age of 65 and older who are living in long term care and assisted living facilities, thus, we will not have this product available at the UNBC Flu clinics. If you would like to receive this product instead of the routine product available at the UNBC Clinics, you may be able to purchase through our local pharmacies. Please contact them for more information.
Do not attend your Flu Vaccine appointment if you are experiencing any COVID 19 related symptoms. Please reschedule when appropriate. ?
Current symptom list and information found here: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms .
BC COVID 19 self-assessment tool bc.thrive.health/
Please refer to the UNBC COVID Information page for safety guidelines and information http://www.mytalkbd.com/coronavirus
When you arrive for your appointment:
Please present yourself to the reception desk- you can expect to be asked COVID 19 screening questions upon arrival
Once inside clinic area- please use hand sanitizer and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other attendees
Please read and follow directions posted on signage around clinic space
Clinic staff and Volunteers will be wearing PPE and cleaning clinic spaces as guided by BCCDC, Northern Health and UNBC policies
There will be one-way directional arrows marked to maintain clinic flow and support physical distancing
Expect to remain in clinic area for 15mins after your vaccination
Once you have waited the 15mins please follow directional arrows to clinic exit and use hand sanitizer provided when leaving
More Information about Influenza: