Flu Prevention for 2018/2019
New: Free premium high-dose flu vaccine for adults, age 65 and older
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.
Toronto Public Health flu vaccination clinics are now complete. It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine. Flu vaccination is free at doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and local pharmacies.
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 and walk-in 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 should get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their baby.