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2019/2020 Influenza Information Fact Sheet

 

Where to get your flu shot:

  • Your regular medical office

  • Your local pharmacy for people over the age of 5

  • No physician? No problem! Flu shots are available at pharmacies, public health and some family health teams – even for non-rostered patients!   Get yours today!
  • Find more helpful flu information at https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts

 

High Risk Groups for 2019/2020 Influenza Season:

  1. Pregnant women;
  2. Young children under 5 years of age (especially those 2 years of age and younger);
  3. Children (age 6 months to 18 years) undergoing long periods of treatment with acetylsalicylic acid;
  4. Adults 65 years of age and older;
  5. Individuals of any age who reside in a nursing home or other chronic care facility;
  6. Individuals with underlying health conditions (e.g., cardiac/pulmonary disorders, renal disease, morbid obesity, anemia, neurologic or neurodevelopmental conditions, diabetes, cancer or weakened immune systems);
  7. Indigenous peoples;
  8. Health care workers;
  9. Household contacts of those at high risk;
  10. Persons who provide care to children under 5 years of age
  11. Workers in direct contact with poultry infected with avian influenza during culling operations;
  12. Persons who provide service within closed or relatively closed settings to people at high risk (e.g. crew on a ship)
  13. Persons who provide essential community services or care.

 

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