Let's get ready for the flu season

October has arrived, and it is time to get ready for the upcoming flu season. Here is a list of things you can do to avoid getting the flu:

  • Receive the flu vaccine as soon as possible once it becomes available. Ensure that people living with you are also vaccinated

  • Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rubs or soap and water

  • Stay home if you are ill with new onset cough and fever

  • Stay at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from people who are ill with the flu

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces

  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue and dispose immediately and clean your hands. If no tissue is available cough into your sleeve, not your hands.

Toronto Public Health Flu vaccination clinics will be starting in November. You can start booking appointments online around mid-October.

We will post more information about flu vaccination locations. Please stay tuned.