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Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccination)

We encourage you to get your flu vaccine:

TW FHT (both sites) are offering on-site flu vaccine clinic (regular and high dose flu vaccines, six months of age and older)

  • Toronto Public Health is operating flu clinics or please check website  www.myflushot.ca  to find and book a flu shot nearby you.
  • Regular dose and high dose flu vaccines are available at pharmacies for anyone over age 2
  • If your child is under 2, please book an appointment at our clinic online, as pharmacies cannot administer vaccines to anyone 2 and under.

Please notify us if you receive the flu shot outside of our clinic so we can update your records.If you have recently received your COVID-19 vaccine, you do not need to wait to receive your flu vaccine.

* Please do not book an appointment for a flu shot if you are feeling unwell. Patients coming to the clinic for a flu shot who have new symptoms will be asked to reschedule*

Bathurst Patients:

Our scheduled flu clinics for 2021-2022 season have concluded.  

Please call our clinic at 416-603-5888 or message us online through our website to book an appointment.  


Garrison Creek Patients

Our scheduled flu clinics for 2021-2022 season have concluded.  

Please call our clinic at 416-603-5888 to book an appointment.  


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can get the flu shot?

Everyone can benefit from getting the flu shot. It is strongly recommended that people 6 months and older get the flu shot.

The following are individuals at greatest risk of flu illness complications:

  • Adults aged 65 years or older
  • Children aged 5 years and younger
  • Pregnant people
  • People with underlying heatlth conditions such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes

We highly recommend health care providers and individuals working or living with persons with chronic health conditions get the flu shot.

2. Who should not get the flu shot?

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction with a previous flu shot
  • Children under 6 months of age
  • If you previously developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of receiving the flu shot
  • If you have a fever at the time of the scheduled appointment

3. What kind of flu shot will I get?

  • Adults 65 years of age and older will receive a High-Dose flu vaccine
  • Children 9 years of age and older and adults between the ages of 18-64 will get one shot of the flu vaccine
  • Children between the ages of 6 months -9 years who are getting the flu shot for the first time will require 2 shots, 4 weeks apart

4. Will the flu shot make me sick? 

The answer is NO

  • The flu shot does not contain the live virus
  • Some people might get mild flu like symptoms such as a mild fever, fatigue and muscle aches because of your body’s response to the vaccine
  • Common side effects are soreness, redness and swelling at the site the flu shot was administered
  • PLEASE STAY IN THE CLINIC FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES AFTER RECEIVING THE FLU SHOT
  • Let your health care provider know if you are experiencing any abnormal reactions such as faintness, difficulty breathing or tightness in your chest

5. I received the flu shot last year. Do I need to get another one?

The answer is YES

  • The flu shot does not provide long term protection from the flu virus
  • The flu virus may change from year to year
  • Experts work hard every year to create a vaccine that will protect you during the current flu season
  • There is a possibility that new flu virus strains may develop after the flu vaccine is created. You may not be fully protected against these new strains, but you may still have some protection

6. When should I get the flu shot?

Flu season is usually during the months of December to May. Flu shots are typically available starting in November to allow for vaccination before flu season begins.

7. What else can I do to protect myself from getting the flu or spreading it to others?

  • Frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds. THis is the best way to prevent you from getting the flu or other viral/bacterial infections.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your sleeve, NOT into your hands
  • Don't touch your face
  • Stay at home when you are sick
  • Clean (and disinfect) surfaces and shared items

For more information visit: 

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/immunization/flu-influenza-vaccines/