Getting the Flu Shot

Highlights

  • Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Ontario will be eligible for flu vaccines starting on October 30, 2023. 
  • Because flu vaccines will be available at the same time as Fall 2023 COVID-19 doses, we recommend that people get both vaccines at the same time when they become eligible. 
    • This is the easiest and most convenient way to give yourself the best vaccine protection this fall.  
  • Most pharmacies and some health care providers are offering flu vaccines. 
    • Before going in for a vaccine, book an appointment or call ahead to confirm you can get the vaccine you want.  
  • We strongly encourage individuals who are in priority groups to get immunized as soon as flu vaccines become available to them. It takes up to two weeks to build up your immunity. See "Who Should Get the Flu Shot?" below for a complete list of these groups. 
  • People living in Thunder Bay: There are many ways you can access a flu vaccine during flu season. See the “Who Gives the Flu Shot?” tab below for a list of locations where you can access the flu vaccine, including public vaccine clinics.
  • People living in District communities: Health care providers in your community are organizing flu vaccine clinics for both rostered and non-rostered patients. Please contact the health care provider in your community or a pharmacy to access the flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are also available to those receiving COVID-19 vaccines at TBDHU district clinics.

 

Information About the Flu Shot

 

How to Get a Flu Shot

Last Updated: 19/01/2024