Influenza, or the “flu”, is a respiratory illness that spreads from person to person. Flu season generally runs from October to April each year. The best defense against the flu is the flu shot and is recommended for everyone 6 months old and and older. Immunization against the flu will be important this fall with COVID-19 also circulating in our communities. The flu shot helps to protect individual, family and community health and prevents increases in flu-related hospital visits. Learn more on the Influenza and Flu Shot FAQs page or at ontario.ca/flu.
Where can I get a flu shot?
- Family doctor or primary care provider (ages 6 months and older)
- Pharmacy (2 years of age and older)
- Pharmacies now carry the high-dose flu vaccine for seniors.