Free flu shots available in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published November 17, 2021 at 11:29 am

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Peel Public Health (PPH) is asking residents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon to get their annual flu shot to help protect against influenza.

The province made flu shots available to all Ontarians at the beginning of November. The flu vaccine is free and available to people six months of age and older who live, work or attend school in Ontario.

Peel residents can make an appointment to get their free flu shot at:

  • Family doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics for adults and children over 6 months of age.
  • Participating pharmacies for adults and children aged 2 and over.

Individuals without a health card can get a flu shot from a community health centre or at a pharmacy.

Some doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and participating pharmacies are also offering the option of co-administrating the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine, however designated PPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics are not carrying the flu shot.

PPH said residents should speak to their health care professional regarding co-administration and to enquire if this option is appropriate for them.

“A flu shot, in addition to a full COVID-19 vaccine series, provides excellent protection from circulating respiratory viruses in the community,” Dr. Kate Bingham said in a release. “Together, these vaccines help protect you, your loved ones, and the community.”

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has recommended COVID-19 vaccinations be administered at the same time as a flu shot, and the province has been encouraging anyone who hasn’t received two doses of the COVID-19 to do so.

For more information on getting your flu shot peelregion.ca/flu.

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