01/10/2013 01:20 EST | Updated 01/10/2013 02:04 EST

Where Can I Get A Free Flu Shot? Doctors Urge Vaccinations As Flu Cases Spike

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Doctors are urging people get the flu shot as cases of the winter illness spike across Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The CDC is saying that this year's flu season could be the worst in a decade.

And as showcased by Google's Flu Trends map (based on flu-related searches by region), the number of people affected is definitely on the rise.

So how do you protect yourself? Although not 100% effective, doctors say that the flu shot is the best way to keep yourself flu-free. Below is a quick list of information on where you can get a free flu shot in Canada.

You don't even have to go to a clinic or doctor's office. Many pharmacies across Canada now offer the flu shot. Rexall is offering flu shots at all of its locations (subject to vaccine availability) and many Shoppers Drug Marts are also offering flu shots.

British Columbia

The B.C. flu clinic locator will help you find a clinic offering vaccines.


Alberta Health Services has a page with complete information on clinic locations and times.


The Saskatchewan government has a list of flu shot locations in that province.


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Residents of Manitoba can find out more information on getting the flu shot on this resource page.


Ontario's Ministry Of Health has a clinic locator and more information on the flu shot.


Need to get a flu shot in Quebec? The Quebec government has information on where you can get the vaccine.

New Brunswick

To find out if you're eligible for a free flu shot check out this page from the government of New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is offering free flu shots. Here's where you can get them.

Prince Edward Island

PEI residents can get a flu shot by booking an appointment at a public health clinic.

Newfoundland And Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador residents can get information on the flu shot on this Government of Canada page.