Free seasonal flu vaccinations available in N.B.

Flu shot (CTV News)

Free seasonal flu vaccinations are now available in New Brunswick.

The Department of Health says residents can receive their shots through their primary health-care providers, at clinics offered at pharmacies and community health centres, or through other primary-care providers, including public health nurses, midwives and paramedics.

Government says a high-dose flu vaccine, that contains four times the antigens of regular vaccines to boost the immune system, will be included in its immunization program for all elderly residents, including those in long-term care facilities, nursing homes and adult residential facilities.

Out-of-province students can get their flu shots through student health services at their school, while new residents and non-residents without a Medicare card can get flu shots free of charge from a pharmacist.