Seniors aged 65+ are eligible to receive the influenza vaccine through York Region Public Health’s community flu clinics. These individuals can go to York.ca/flu to book an appointment or call 1-877-464-9675 ext. 73456 if assistance is required for booking. Information regarding the Richmond Hill clinic located at the Richmond Hill Legion on November 17 and November 18 is available on our website. Patients aged 65+ can also receive the QIV flu vaccine and should not delay vaccination to wait for a particular product.
Still need a FLU SHOT ? Please call to book with our Nursing staff.
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 flu shot is recommended for all individuals age 6 months and older. The office and most pharmacies have more information for you if you wish.
Each person must bring their valid Ontario Health Card.
IMPORTANT: If you are age 65 or older, have received this year’s flu shot elsewhere, or have decided not to have the flu shot, kindly mail, fax, or email the office. This will allow us to keep your medical record up to date.
Markham Family Health Team