FLU INFORMATION, CLINICS AND MORE
Protect yourself, your family and your community
It's that time of year again. Time for community influenza immunization clinics to begin. The community clinics are part of Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program which began in the year 2000. Flu vaccinations will also be available through participating family doctors, nurse practitioners, Community Health Centres, Pharmacies and workplaces. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in Ontario is eligible for a free shot. The vaccine is safe, well-tolerated and is the most effective way to prevent influenza.
Let’s face it: being sick with the flu is awful. And if you or a family member has other health issues, it can be a serious threat. So the smartest thing you can do this flu season is avoid getting sick—and the best way to avoid the flu is to get the flu shot.
Find a free flu shot clinic near you
Influenza, commonly known as "the flu," is a serious, acute respiratory illness that can lead to pneumonia. It is caused by a virus.
Immunization helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. The flu shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides a Flu Shot Clinic search tool on their website. Click here to use the search tool.
Click here to download the Flu Infographic Fact Sheet
fluWatch; Click here for an update on the flu in Canada and in your area.
- Hastings Prince Edward Counties
(Belleville, Trenton, Bancroft, Marmora, Picton, Madoc, Stirling, Frankford, Wellington, Tweed)
- Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington
(including Cloyne and Napanee)
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
(Athens, Brockville, Gananoque, Lanark, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls)