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I read somewhere that if the interview falls in flu season the beneficiary needs to get the flu shot prior to the medical exam. I have a couple questions, my fiance tried to go get a flu shot today, but since he has an Alberta medical card and he is currently in Ontario they said he needed to provide an Ontario card to get the shot.  He wasn't planning on going back to Alberta before the interview. Is there anywhere in Ontario that will give him the flu shot without an Ontario card? Alternatively, can they give him the flu shot at the medical itself? Just seeing what the options are before considering flying back to Alberta for one shot. Thanks! 


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27 minutes ago, BananaButton5 said:

I read somewhere that if the interview falls in flu season the beneficiary needs to get the flu shot prior to the medical exam. I have a couple questions, my fiance tried to go get a flu shot today, but since he has an Alberta medical card and he is currently in Ontario they said he needed to provide an Ontario card to get the shot.  He wasn't planning on going back to Alberta before the interview. Is there anywhere in Ontario that will give him the flu shot without an Ontario card? Alternatively, can they give him the flu shot at the medical itself? Just seeing what the options are before considering flying back to Alberta for one shot. Thanks! 

Where in Ontario did he go?  Try going to one of the pharmacies - Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall both offer flu shots.  Most regional health departments should start to have free clinics.  Yes, you can get it at the medical exam from what I've read on here, but it costs way more than just getting it locally if possible.

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2 minutes ago, AshleyJill said:

Where in Ontario did he go?  Try going to one of the pharmacies - Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall both offer flu shots.  Most regional health departments should start to have free clinics.  Yes, you can get it at the medical exam from what I've read on here, but it costs way more than just getting it locally if possible.

He went to Shoppers, they said he had to have a card. We actually just found out that the public health clinics just need proof of residency, so he's going to go to one of those! Thanks for your input! 


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44 minutes ago, BananaButton5 said:

I read somewhere that if the interview falls in flu season the beneficiary needs to get the flu shot prior to the medical exam. I have a couple questions, my fiance tried to go get a flu shot today, but since he has an Alberta medical card and he is currently in Ontario they said he needed to provide an Ontario card to get the shot.  He wasn't planning on going back to Alberta before the interview. Is there anywhere in Ontario that will give him the flu shot without an Ontario card? Alternatively, can they give him the flu shot at the medical itself? Just seeing what the options are before considering flying back to Alberta for one shot. Thanks! 

Hey! I know the Medisys in Montreal offers the flu shot for $25. If you're doing your medical in Ontario, I'm fairly sure they do not (at least when I was researching it) but I would just call the 3 offices and confirm if they do the flu shot. To be honest, when I was calling them and asking questions they weren't super friendly LOL but you gotta do what you gotta do.


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I’m assuming they meant that he needed an Ontario card to get the shot for free. When I moved from Alberta to BC, they charged me for my first flu shot here because I wasn’t in the BC healthcare system. 

 

But yeah. It’s fairly likely that he can just get the shot during his medical exam for a fee as well. I’d call the clinic that’s giving the exam. 

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