Flu Clinics 2019

Flu season generally runs from October to April each year. The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

Note: We are currently out of high-dose flu vaccine for seniors, but we do have the quadrivalent flu vaccine available. It’s important for seniors to get the flu shot that is available in their location without delay – both vaccines are effective and recommended for people 65 years and older.

Where can I get a flu shot?

Ages 6 months up to 5 years old

  • Doctor’s office
  • Public Health

Ages 5 - 64 years

  • Doctor’s office
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacy

65 and older

  • Doctor’s office
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacy (for standard flu vaccine only, not senior’s vaccine for adults 65 and older)

Am I considered high-risk?

Individuals who fall under these categories are encouraged to see their healthcare provider or come to one of our clinics to get a flu shot. Pharmacies don’t have the high-dose vaccine for those ages 65 and older and can only vaccinate children ages five and older.

  • Children ages 6 months to 5 years old
  • Adults ages 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with a chronic illness or who are immunocompromised
  • People who are in contact with those at high-risk
  • Emergency services workers such as fire, EMS and police
  • People who work in the swine, poultry and animal shelter industries
  • Healthcare workers and other care providers
  • Child care workers

Public Health drop-in flu clinic dates and locations (no appointment is needed)

If you are coming to Public Health for your flu shot, you can complete your consent form at home or on your cell phone before getting your shot. Please complete on the day of your flu shot.

Fergus Public Health Office, 490 Charles Allan Way:

Please note that the Fergus Public Health Office location is the same, but it has a new address.

  • Monday, November 18, 3–7 p.m.

Orangeville Public Health Office, 180 Broadway:

  • Wednesday, November 20, 3–7 p.m.

Guelph Public Health Office, 160 Chancellors Way:

  • Thursday, November 21, 3–8 p.m.

Flu shot appointments

You may book an appointment to get the flu vaccine from Public Health starting in November 2019.

Other opportunities to get a flu shot

Community flu clinics

Minto-Mapleton FHT, 7 Brown Street N, Clifford, ON

  • Thursday, December 5: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 9: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

University of Guelph clinics

Clinic dates are subject to change. Check back often for the most up-to-date information.