Influenza vaccine availability update from Toronto Public Health.
As we enter flu season, a focus for our Team is to ensure everyone in our community has access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about the influenza vaccine. This year more than ever, it is critically important that people get a flu vaccine to protect themselves and those around them.
As public education messaging about the importance of getting the influenza vaccine increases, you may have more patients than usual ask for the influenza vaccine. If you are unable to meet the demand of your patients for the flu vaccine, please use the guide below for places you can refer them to:
People over five and under 65 can be referred to their local pharmacy for the flu shot.
A secondary option is to refer them to the Toronto Public Health flu clinic. Time and location information can be found here.
The Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team is currently working with its care providers and community partners to offer a number of mobile and pop-up flu clinics for the patients and clients of our partners, shelters and drop-ins, Toronto Community Housing for Seniors and other affiliated agencies in the Mid-West Toronto region. This effort is particularly focused on supporting access to the vaccine for vulnerable seniors and less mobile adults.
In an effort to provide additional access support to the priority groups, a small number of open pop-up clinics may become available throughout the month of November pending capacity. Check back to this site often for updates on flu shot pop-up clinics dates and locations.
Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Health have made a number of patient education materials that we encourage you to share with your clients. You can find a list of materials on our Resources for Patients page.