Flu shots have NOT yet have arrived. We anticipate them to be in stock mid October.
You can receive your flu shot during your regular doctor's appointment, book an appointment with our nurse, or come to one of our flu shot clinics, in which case no appointment is necessary.
Flu shot clinics dates are still to be determined.
This year there is a high dose flu shot available for patients over 65. It is available through our office or Toronto Public Health flu shot clinics. It is not available in pharmacies.
Please note that due to a global shortage, the nasal spray flu vaccine for children (Flumist) is unavailable this year. We recommend children get vaccinated with the regular flu shot instead.
Flu shots have been shown to decrease the risk of getting influenza. They also decrease the risk of serious complications from this illness, such as pneumonia. Vaccination is especially important for high-risk groups including children under age 5, adults over age 65, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic medical conditions. If you are over 65 and have received your flu shot elsewhere, please call our office so we can update your file.
The earlier you get vaccinated, the sooner you are protected. The flu shot can be administered at the same time as other routine immunizations such as the shingles vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, tetanus vaccine and routine childhood immunizations.