With the influenza season fast approaching we are sending a reminder to our registered patients about the flu shot, and how to access flu vaccine through our annual Flu Clinics.

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.

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 21, Tues Oct 22, Wed Oct 23, Thurs Oct 24

Wed Oct 23

Mon Oct 28, Tues Oct 29, Wed Oct 30, Thurs Oct 31

Wed Oct 30

Mon Nov 4, Tues Nov 5, Wed Nov 6, Thurs Nov 7

Wed Nov 6

                                           

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.       

Thank You.       

Markham Family Health Team

https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts