Autumn is here, and it is time to get the flu shot. This year, experts are expecting a nasty flu season (Listen to the interview on CBC.ca. This audio file works best on Chrome).
You can receive your flu shot at your family doctor's office or at pharmacies, including:
TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL
- TGH Outpatient Pharmacy, 1-NUW: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
- Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy, 12-PMB: 8:30AM to 3:30PM
The flu shot is free. No appointments are necessary. Please bring your OHIP card.
The flu is caused by viruses that change and adapt quickly. A flu vaccine made last year will not offer enough protection against the viruses that may make you sick this year. You should get a flu shot every year so your immune system can protect you from the newest variety of flu viruses.
The flu vaccine in the needle-form is NOT a live attenuated vaccine. Only the intranasal flu vaccine (the "flu mist") is live. Please discuss with your doctor to see if the mist form is suitable for you.