Where to Get the Flu Shot

The following locations will offer flu shots once the flu vaccine is available:

  • Doctor's office
  • Walk-in clinic
  • Participating pharmacies (for children five years of age or over)

Don't Take the Risk This Season

Plan to get the flu shot as soon as it's available this fall. The earlier the better! Your body needs about two weeks to build immunity after getting the flu shot.

The flu shot won't protect you from COVID-19. The flu shot will protect you from influenza and help keep people out of the hospital. Remember, the flu vaccine still prevents and reduces the severity of the flu, even if it's not a perfect match. Getting the flu shot could mean the difference between:

  • Staying at home to recover or going to the hospital for treatment;
  • Taking a couple of sick days from work or missing 7 to 10 days

Getting the Flu Shot

Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu shot each year.

The most vulnerable are:

  • Young children
  • Pregnant women
  • Indigenous people
  • Adults over 65 years old
  • People with medical conditions

High-Dose Flu Vaccine for Seniors

There's an option for individuals 65 years of age and older to get a high-dose flu vaccine.

Note: The high-dose flu vaccine and the flu vaccine are both effective. Talk to your doctor for more information.

More Information

If you have more questions, read Immunize Canada's frequently asked questions or contact the Vaccine Team.

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