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The flu shot is part of an immunization program that offers influenza vaccine free of charge each year to all persons six months of age and older who live, work or attend school in Ontario.
The flu shot can be accessed several ways:
All Ontarians should get their flu shot. Unless there is a medical reason not to, everyone aged 6 months or older can benefit from getting the seasonal flu shot.
Some people run a higher risk of experiencing complications or hospitalization if they contract the flu. High-risk groups include children under 5, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with underlying health conditions.
For more information about the flu, symptoms, high-risk groups, and tips to avoid the flu visit the website ontario.ca/flu.
Speak to a registered nurse:
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-000 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007)
If your child is suffering from the flu, you should seek medical care immediately if his or her symptoms improve and then suddenly become worse. In addition, seek care if you notice any of the following signs:
Fact Sheet - Influenza & the Injectable Flu Vaccine
Fact Sheet - Influenza & the Intranasal Flu Vaccine
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care www.health.gov.on.ca
About the flu shot - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion www.immunize.cpha.ca
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov/flu
Lambton community flu clinics:
Information about seasonal flu:
To speak with a registered nurse: