Flu shots

Flu ShotWe recommend the flu vaccine annually to everyone over 65 years old; children over 6 months and under 2 years, pregnant women and anyone with chronic health diseases (Diabetes, COPD, CHF,  Cirrhosis).  Anyone in Ontario over the age of 6 months is eligible to receive a vaccine, and it is a good idea for anyone of any age.  Please note there are very few contraindications. For example, an egg allergy is not a contraindication.

Note, children under the age of 9 years of age receiving their first flu shot will require  a booster 1 month later.

Typically the flu shot becomes available late October.  Information will be posted once available.

Drs. Lowry, Barnett and Van Iersel all get their annual flu shots.

If you have any questions, we would welcome the discussion – please contact us.

Further information is available from the Health Unit:
http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/topics/Immunization/flu.aspx