Flu Shots 2020

Planning is underway for the 2020 seasonal flu clinics.

Dates and times will be determined based on York Region Public Health’s release of vaccine to primary care offices.

Please check back here for more information.

*** NEW THIS YEAR – flu shots during the organized flu clinics will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No walk-in flu shots can be accommodated. ***

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.

Further information , dates, covid screening and online available appointment booking for flushots will be coming soon.

Evenings 5:30 – 7:45pm
Day time 9:00 – 11:45am
and 1:00 – 3:45pm

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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