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Get your flu shot

The flu spreads easily from person to person, getting the flu shot is your best defence.

The flu vaccine is now available to everyone 6 months of age and older.

It’s more important than ever

It’s important to protect yourself and others this flu season. Getting the flu shot prevents pneumonia, hospitalizations and death.

Flu facts on has information to help you identify if you have the flu, a cold or COVID-19.

Remember that influenza (flu) spreads easily, especially during the peak season running from late fall to early spring.

Symptoms of the flu include:

See where the flu is affecting Ontario this year

Who's at risk?

Most cases of the flu are mild and resolve with time, but in some cases, it can have serious complications and result in severe illness or even death.

Babies, children, seniors and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.

Get your flu shot every year

The flu shot is different each year because the virus changes – so you need to get it every year. The flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19.

Other information

Peel Public Health will not be conducting flu clinics in 2022-2023.

Make an appointment to get the free flu shot at:

  • Family doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics for adults and children over 6 months of age.
  • Participating pharmacies for adults and children 2 years or older.
  • Individuals without a health card can receive the influenza vaccine from a community health centre or at a pharmacy.

Individuals 6 months of age and older can receive the flu shot at the same time, or any time before or after the COVID-19 vaccine.

Peel Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics will not be offering the flu shot.

The following agencies are pre-qualified to offer the flu shot within Peel. Contact the agency directly to arrange a clinic for your workplace or organization's staff.

Care Partners (Brampton)

Care Partners (Mississauga)

Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health); Central West

Spectrum Health Care

GEM Health Care Services Brampton

Switch Health

Lifemark Health (Brampton & Mississauga locations)

CBI Home Health

Wash your hands often and try not to touch your face. This is a good first step to help avoid getting the flu.

You can also disinfect surfaces like countertops, door handles, computer keyboards and phones. The flu virus can live on hard surfaces like these for up to 48 hours.