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News release: November 2, 2022

Peel Public Health encourages residents to get their annual flu shot

Mississauga, ON - (November 2, 2022) – Peel Public Health encourages residents to get their annual flu shot this fall to help protect against influenza. As the flu spreads easily from person to person, the annual flu shot remains the best defense against the virus.

The flu vaccine is now available to those who are eligible. Residents can make an appointment to get their FREE flu shot at the following locations:

Eligible residents should check with their health care providers regarding availability. Please note that Peel Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics will not be offering the flu shot.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the flu shot

Respiratory illnesses are most common over the fall and winter months, making now the ideal time for residents to get the flu shot in addition to staying up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination. Paired with protective measures such as staying home when ill and masking for 10 days after being symptomatic, vaccinating for currently circulating viruses will help to protect yourself and others.

Dr. Kate Bingham, Acting Medical Officer of Health 

For more information on flu and how to reduce your risk, check peelregion.ca/flu

Media contact

Jed Bick
Communications Coordinator
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.