Getting The Flu Shot

Owing to Covid restrictions you will need to book an appointment to get your flu shot.

Call:  905-852-1009 to book your flu shot appointment!

Please Note:

We have been advised by Public Health that  High Dose flu vaccine is in extremely limited supply

Pharmacies and medical offices will be allocated small supplies as it is available.  You may have to shop around if you specifically want high dose vaccine.  A list of Durham Region pharmacies participating in the Universal Influenza Immunization Program is available at durham.ca/flu

FAQs:

 

Q.   Can I get my flu shot if I just got my COVID-19 booster?

A.   You DO NOT need to wait any length of time between getting the flu shot and the COVID-19         vaccine. This include 1st, 2nd, or booster COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of the shot you get first.

Q.   Who needs high dose vaccine?

A.   Anyone who is 65 OR OVER qualifies for high-dose vaccine based upon availability. 

 

Q.   Who is “high risk”?

A.    You are considered high risk if you say YES to any one of the following:  Adults 65 years or older, residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities, children over 6 months of age and over with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, children 6 months to 59 months of age, healthcare workers

 

Q.   If I am “high risk” do I qualify for high dose?

A.   Not unless you are over 65.  Otherwise, you will receive the regular flu vaccine. You just qualify to receive it sooner than the general population (sooner than November 1st).

 

Q.   High dose vs. regular vaccine.  What’s the difference or benefit?

A.   High dose vaccine improves the immune response and improves how well the vaccine works compared to the standard dose.  If the high dose vaccine is not available, you will be given the standard dose.   

      

Our closing piece of advice: 

Any flu shot is better than NO flu shot.     Get one – get it anywhere it is convenient for you.