New: Free premium high-dose flu vaccine for adults, age 65 and older


Prévention de la grippe en 2018-2019

Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to boost immunity. The flu vaccine will not protect against colds and other respiratory illnesses not caused by the influenza virus.


Seniors are at risk of serious complications from the flu. The high-dose flu vaccine is the preferred choice for seniors. It provides better protection against influenza A. This vaccine is free at doctors’ offices, long-term care homes, walk-in clinics and Public Health flu vaccination clinics.


Kids get the flu most often and can spread flu germs to friends and family before they show symptoms. Kids under five are at higher risk of complications from the flu, requiring hospital care. The flu vaccine is available by injection or as a nasal spray, depending on the age of the child. Learn more about the flu vaccine for kids.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their baby.

Stay Healthy this Flu Season

  1. Get your flu shot early.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze.
  4. Disinfect toys, door handles, cell phones.

Free Flu Vaccination Clinics

A health card is not required. Make an appointment at to avoid lineups.


Date Location Time
Friday, October 26, 2018 Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Centre Point Mall
6600 Yonge Street
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 East York Town Centre
45 Overlea Boulevard
2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.