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Do I need the flu shot? and if so when do I get it before my interview?

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Im setting up my medical exam as my CR1 interview in montreal is Oct 7. I read on here you are supposed to get your Flu Shot done aswell, thats true correct?. Which I was not aware of, I just randomly saw that on here the other day...... Where does it say we need to get the flu shot? (did I miss something?). I honestly dont think in my entire adult life ive actually ever got the flu shot.



Do you have to get the flu shot before your medical exam? or anytime just as long as its before your interview?



Can someone please let me know? sorry if this is in the wrong forum or if I missed it somewhere else on here


I can go to any pharmacy offering them (like Shoppers Drug mart?) and ask for one and just ask for proof from them I got one right?

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This is what it states in the USCIS site;


Q. When does the flu season start for purposes of the seasonal flu vaccine requirement? Since the seasonal flu vaccine is required, do I have to get the seasonal flu vaccine if it is not the flu season? 
A.  For purposes of the immigration medical examination, the flu season starts on October 1 and ends on March 31 each year. If your immigration medical examination is during this period, you are required to have the seasonal flu vaccine. If you have an immigration medical examination completed between April 1 and September 30, when it is not the flu season for immigration purposes, you are not required to document that you have received the seasonal flu vaccine.




I tend to get them annually through work. If there is a required vaccination then they will give it at your medical. However it is probably best to have it done beforehand to be on the safe side, if available. I think it should be fine if you tell them whether you have had it done- if possible, proof of it would be ideal.


I get the annual flu shot via work but it's not always available so early on in the year. This year may take longer for the flu shot due to complications with the Corona virus. I wouldn't worry if you were unable to get it in time.

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