The flu spreads easily from person to person. Getting the flu shot is your best defence.
The flu (influenza) is a viral infection that is most often seen in the fall and winter. It’s important to protect yourself and others. Getting the flu shot prevents pneumonia, hospitalizations and death.
The flu shot is free for Ontarians 6 months or older, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. You do not need an Ontario health card to get the vaccine.
Visit Health811 online or call 811 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) for health advice and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Where to get your flu shot
Peel Public Health clinics
Peel Public Health COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics ended on December 31, 2023, for the 2023-2024 respiratory season. The flu and COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at pharmacies and primary care providers.
- Family doctors and walk-in clinics for adults and children 6 months or older.
- Participating pharmacies for adults and children 2 years or older.
- Individuals without a health card can receive the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine from a community health centre or local pharmacy.
You can receive the flu shot at the same time, or any time before or after a COVID-19 vaccine.
Refer to where to get the flu shot for more information.
If you experience a reaction following vaccination
Make an appointment with your health care provider. Report any severe reactions to your doctor. You can also call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905–584–2216 to ask questions or to report a severe reaction.
Host a flu clinic for your staff
These agencies are pre-qualified to offer the flu shot within Peel. Contact the agency directly to arrange a clinic for your staff.
Care Partners (Brampton)
Care Partners (Mississauga)
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Spectrum Health Care
Brampton and Mississauga locations