As of October 30th, Ontarians will be able to receive their free flu shot and the new, most recent COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies and public health units across the province. Staying up to date on vaccinations continues to be the best way for people to stay safe and healthy this respiratory illness season and avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital.
It is safe and convenient to receive both a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time, reducing the need for multiple visits. The new COVID-19 vaccines now available are specifically designed to target the XBB variant and were approved by Health Canada earlier this fall.
We highly recommend the flu vaccine to prevent spread of influenza infection, keeping you and your family safe this winter.
If you have received your flu shot at a pharmacy and have not advised us, please fill out the form below so your medical chart will stay up to date!
NO NEED TO UPDATE US IF YOU HAD THE FLU SHOT AT OUR CLINIC.
Where can I get my FLU vaccine?
1) Ottawa Public Health: BOOK ONLINE
The following individuals may proceed with booking and appointment at an Ottawa Public Health community clinic:
- Children six months to two years of age who require their flu vaccine can book an appointment (household members of these children can also book to receive the vaccine during the same appointment).
- Individuals without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), who are not able to book an appointment at a pharmacy or receive the flu vaccine through a primary care provider.
2) Participating Pharmacies: Ottawa pharmacies
Influenza vaccines are available in late fall – please call ahead to your local pharmacy to ensure vaccine availability. Use the map or table below to find your nearest participating pharmacy. Please note that pharmacies that have a green marker offer vaccine for 2 to 5 year olds.
For more information on the Flu: www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts