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Flu shots & flu clinics

Help fight the flu & stop the spread of germs. 

Find a flu clinic near you

Where can I get a flu shot?

Public health clinics

  • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts

  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities

  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions, including obesity, and their household contacts

  • Children and adolescents (six months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with acetylsalicylic acid, and their household contacts

  • Healthy children age six months to five years of age

  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants age zero to 59 months

  • Aboriginal peoples (on and off reserve)

  • All pregnant women and their household contacts

  • Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza to those at high risk of influenza complications

  • People who provide essential services including first responders and correction officers

  • People who work with live poultry

  • People planning to visit loved ones in a health care facility or who will take family members to outpatient appointments

As people age, they become more susceptible to flu-related complications because the immune system weakens as people age. As a result, seniors are less responsive to the standard flu vaccine.

Fluzone High-Dose contains 4 times the antigen of a standard flu vaccine so it can better protect seniors 65 years and older. In one study it was found to be 24% more effective than the regular flu vaccine.  

The vaccine is available at some pharmacies, and at the VCH Travel Clinic for $75. 

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