Free flu vaccines available in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

Author: Ryan Rumbolt

Published 11/17/2021 at 11:29 AM

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Peel Public Health (PPH) is asking residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon to take an annual flu vaccine to protect themselves against the flu.

The province made influenza vaccines available to all Ontarians in early November. The flu vaccine is free and available to people at least six months old who live, work or go to school in Ontario.

Residents of Peel can make an appointment for a free flu vaccine at:

  • Family doctor’s surgeries and outpatient clinics for adults and children over 6 months of age.
  • Participating pharmacies for adults and children 2 years of age and older.

People who do not have a health card can get the flu vaccine from a municipal health center or pharmacy.

Some physicians, clinics, and participating pharmacies also offer the option of administering the influenza vaccine and COVID-19 at the same time, but designated PPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics do not have influenza vaccination.

PPH said residents should discuss the use with a healthcare professional and ask if this option is right for them.

“In addition to the full COVID-19 vaccine series, the flu vaccine provides excellent protection against circulating respiratory viruses in the community,” Dr. Kate Bingham said in a statement. “Together, these vaccines help protect you, your loved ones and the community.”

The National Immunization Advisory Committee (NACI) has recommended that COVID-19 vaccinations be given at the same time as influenza vaccination, and the province has encouraged anyone who has not received two doses of COVID-19 to do so.

For more information on getting the flu vaccine, go to peelregion.ca/flu.

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