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News release: October 29, 2020

Get the flu shot in Peel

MISSISSAUGA, ON (October 29, 2020)- Staying healthy from the flu is more important this year than ever. Get the flu shot, in order to avoid having an illness that can be confused with COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, flu shots are only available by appointment and walk-ins are not accepted. When you’re at the clinic for your flu shot appointment, remember to wear a non-medical mask and maintain physical distance from others to avoid spreading unnecessary risk to others.

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

Region of Peel clinics will also provide flu shots for people living with housing support or in emergency shelters, those without OHIP, seniors, and children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old. Individuals can book an appointment online

Additional ways to prevent getting the flu:


“It can be easy to confuse the flu with COVID-19 since both are respiratory viruses. The flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19 but the flu vaccine contributes to overall health by helping to prevent seasonal flu infections.” -  Dr. Nicholas Brandon, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Peel Public Health

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