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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FLU VACCINE SUPPLY

Public Health has let us know they will no longer be receiving any more Flu Zone (6mth - 64 years) or the Flu Mist vaccine (children aged 2-17).

There has been increased demand for influenza vaccine this year and Public Health has been unable to keep up. 

However we will continue to receive the High dose QIV vaccine for seniors  65 +

This situation is occurring all over the province, public health has suggested that patients call round there local pharmacies to see if they have the regular flu vaccine in stock, but it is likely they will not.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but unfortunately at this time it is out of our control.

 Bathurst Patients:

You can receive the flu shot: 

Call 416-603-5888 to make an appointment. Plan to stay for 10-15 minutes afterwards in case of any reaction. If you have received your flu shot outside of our clinic, please tell us so we can update your records.


Garrison Creek Patients

You can receive the flu shot:

Call 416-603-5888 to make an appointment. Plan to stay for 10-15 minutes afterwards in case of any reaction. If you have received your flu shot outside of our clinic, please tell us so we can update your records.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can get the flu shot?

Everyone can benefit from getting the flu shot. All individuals 6 months and older may receive the flu shot.

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

It is highly recommended that health care providers and that individuals working or living with persons with chronic health conditions get the flu shot.

2. Who should not get the flu shot?

3. What kind of flu shot will I get?

  1. Flu vaccine by injection, for children ages six to 23 months old
  2. Flu vaccine by injection or as a nasal spray, for children ages two to 17 years

Both vaccines work well and will protect against four strains of the flu virus. Children under 9 years, getting their first flu vaccine ever, need a second dose at least four weeks after the first dose.

4. My child is afraid of needles, what option do I have?

5. Will the flu shot make me sick?

The answer is NO.

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

7. When should I get the flu shot?

Flu season usually occurs during the months of December to May.

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