Influenza can be a serious respiratory infection. Many strains of influenza can be prevented, and complications lessened, with the flu vaccine. One shot, received ideally in the fall of each year, will last you through to the spring of the following year. The side effects of the flu vaccine are generally mild and include soreness or redness at the site of the injection, some diffuse muscle aches and sometimes a transient fever. Serious side effects are rare.

You should not have a flu shot if you are allergic to thimerosal, neomycin or eggs, or have had a significant reaction to prior dosages of the flu vaccine.

The office and most pharmacies have more information for you if you wish.

Flu clinics are only available for patients of the Markham Family Health Team.

 

They will be held at our Church St office ONLY, on a walk-in basis at the following times:                                        

Evenings 5:30 – 7:45pm

Day time 9:00 – 11:45am and 1:00 – 3:45pm

Mon Oct 16, Tues Oct 17, Wed Oct 18, Thurs Oct 19

Wed Oct 18

Mon Oct 23, Tues Oct 24, Wed Oct 25, Thurs Oct 26

Wed Oct 25

Mon Oct 30, Tues Oct 31, Wed Nov 1, Thurs Nov 2

Wed Nov 1

 

If you get your influenza vaccine elsewhere, please let your office provider know so we can keep you chart up to date.