Get your flu shot
The flu shot is the best way you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
Remember that influenza (flu) spreads easily from person to person, especially during the peak season running from late fall to early spring.
Symptoms of the flu include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Extreme weakness and fatigue
The flu is not the same as having a cold. The Flu Facts page on Ontario.ca has a symptom chart to help you identify if you have the flu or a cold.
Who is 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, older adults 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.
Where to get your flu shot
Flu shots will be available at many locations across Peel, including:
- Family Doctors’ offices
- Walk-in clinics
- Peel Public Health flu clinics
2019 Peel Public Health flu clinics
Region of Peel flu clinics give free flu shots to anyone 6 months and older. An Ontario Health Card (OHIP card) is not required.
Saturday, November 2,11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bramalea City Centre (old Sears location-lower floor)
25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, ON L6T 3R5
Wednesday, November 6, 3 to 8 p.m.
Knox United Church
2976 Charleston Sideroad, Caledon Village, ON L7K 0V8
Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Erin Mills Town Centre
(between Lens Crafters and Scarpini Shoes -Upper Level)
5100 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, ON L5M 4Z5
Other ways to prevent getting the flu
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.
Are you looking to hire a health care agency to provide the flu shot?
The following agencies are approved to offer the flu shot within the Region. Contact the agency directly to arrange a clinic.
- Care Partners (Brampton) 905-452-7118 ext. 2108
- Care Partners (Mississauga) 289-290-2602 ext. 2276
- Closing the Gap Healthcare 905-306-0202
- Lifemark Health 855-444-0834
- Saint Elizabeth Health Care; Central West 905-826-0854
- Spectrum Health Care 905-272-2271
- Global Health Solutions 647-225-0580
- Workplace Medical Corp. 416-252-5885 ext. 2223