Important information regarding Influenza Vaccination for the 2018/19 season

November 13, 2018

 

Important information regarding Influenza Vaccination for the 2018/19 season:

 

Influenza vaccination is recommended for all individuals over the age of 6 months.

 

For individuals age 6 months and older, quadrivalent influenza vaccine is recommended.

 

For individuals 65 years and over, the high dose trivalent flu vaccine is the preferred vaccine this season.  However, like most family doctors in Toronto, we received a very limited quantity of the high dose vaccine. Currently, we have only the regular quadrivalent vaccine. 

 

Toronto Public Health has not indicated if and when we will be receiving another shipment of the high dose vaccine.  Unfortunately, if you have an appointment booked for the high dose vaccine, we cannot guarantee that we will have it.  We will post an update here if we receive any additional high dose vaccines, and these will be administered on a first come first serve basis.  

 

If the high dose vaccine is not available, it is recommended for individuals over the age of 65 to have the quadrivalent vaccine.

 

To access the high dose vaccine, you can also attend a Toronto Public Health influenza vaccination clinic.  Appointments can be booked here:

https://www.tphbookings.ca/

 

General information about the flu vaccine can be found here:

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/immunization/flu-influenza/

 

Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Please book an appointment with your doctor if you have any questions. 

 

Broadway Family Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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