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Get Your Flu Shot

Flu season is here. The flu shot is the best way you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

This year's vaccine is a good match with the flu strains currently in Canada. This includes the A(H1N1) strain that has been commonly found this season.

See where the flu is affecting Ontario this year

Remember that influenza (flu) spreads easily from person to person, especially during the peak season running from late fall to early spring.

Symptoms of the flu include:

The flu is not the same as having a cold. The Flu Facts page on Ontario.ca has a symptom chart to help you identify if you have the flu or a cold.

Who is at risk?

Most cases of the flu are mild and resolve with time, but in some cases, it can have serious complications and result in severe illness or even death.

Babies, children, older adults and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.

Get your flu shot every year

Even though flu season is underway, you can still get your shot since the season continues into spring.

Where to get your flu shot

Region of Peel Flu Clinics have ended for the 2018-2019 season.

Free flu shots continue to be available at many locations across Peel, including:

Find a health care service near you

Other ways to prevent getting the flu

Wash your hands often and try not to touch your face. This is a good first step to help avoid getting the flu.

You can also disinfect surfaces like countertops, door handles, computer keyboards and phones. The flu virus can live on hard surfaces like these for up to 48 hours.

Are you looking to hire a healthcare agency to provide the flu shot?

The following agencies have pre-qualified to offer the flu shot within the Region. Contact the agency directly to arrange a clinic.