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Get your flu shot

The flu spreads easily from person to person, the flu shot is your best defence.

The flu vaccine is now available to all residents in Peel. The flu vaccine supply is distributed in multiple shipments during the season, reach out to your healthcare provider to confirm availability.

It’s more important than ever

Getting the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, but it’s important to protect yourself and others this flu season.

The Flu Facts page on Ontario.ca has information to help you identify if you have the flu, a cold or COVID-19.

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

Symptoms of the flu include:

See where the flu is affecting Ontario this year

Who's 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, seniors and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.

Get your flu shot every year

The flu shot is different each year because the virus changes – so you need to get it every year. The flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19.

Other information

Due to the extensive resources required for the COVID-19 response and the COVID-19 vaccination program, Peel Public Health will not be conducting flu clinics in the 2021-2022 season.

Make an appointment to get the free flu shot at the following locations:

  • Family doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics for adults and children over 6 months of age.
  • Participating pharmacies for adults and children age 2 and over.
  • Individuals without a health card can receive the influenza vaccine from a community health centre or at a pharmacy.

Based on current data, there are no significant safety concerns when routine vaccines are given at the same time, or within days of the COVID-19 vaccine*. Doctor’s offices, walk-in clinics, and pharmacies may offer the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.

Peel Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics will not be offering the flu shot.

You can contact your health care provider or the location where you’ll receive your vaccine to ask it they’re offering the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time and if the option is appropriate for you. For more information refer to the Ministry of Health.

*Children 5 to 11 years old should not get other vaccines (such as a flu shot) sooner than 14 days before or after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This helps to better understand any side effects that may occur.

The following agencies are pre-qualified to offer the flu shot within Peel. Contact the agency directly to arrange a clinic for your workplace or organization's staff.

Care Partners

  • Brampton 905-452-7118
  • Mississauga 289-290-2602

Lifemark Health
905-455-5870

CBI Health
905-275-0544

GEM Health Care Services Brampton
905-863-1407

SE Health: Central West
647-617-4203

MCI The Doctor's Office - Brampton
905-793-3698

Primo Homecare Services
289-775-8018

Switch Health Solutions Inc.
289-212-2722

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.