Flu Vaccines

It’s time for your annual flu vaccine! This year there are a few ways to get a flu vaccine.

Getting the flu vaccine at Magenta Health:

Appointments for 12 and under, 65+* and High risk patients

This year we have reserved appointments available for flu vaccines for those of our patients who are 12 and under, 65* or older or those at high risk of complications from the flu (see here for a list of who is at higher risk).

To book an appointment for a flu vaccine with our nurse click here.

Don’t meet any of the above criteria? This fall, Magenta Health ran a number of flu vaccine clinics that were open to any of our patients who were 6 months or older. These Magenta Health flu vaccine clinics have now finished for the season. If you do not meet the above criteria, please visit one of the many pharmacies offering flu vaccines without an appointment. Details found below!

Getting the flu vaccine elsewhere:

For anyone between the ages of 5-64 years old, as an alternative to scheduling an appointment with our clinic, please consider visiting one of the many pharmacies offering flu vaccines without an appointment.

Please consider this alternative as it will likely be more convenient for you, and it’ll help us better serve patients who cannot use the options above, such as our many patients under 5. Also, do remember to bring your OHIP card if you go elsewhere.

Questions? Please email us at contact@magentahealth.ca

*An important note for our patients who are 65 years or older:

This year the preferred vaccine for your age group is a “high dose” flu vaccine. This is a different vaccine than the standard flu vaccine and offers better protection against some strains of the flu. The high dose flu vaccine is only available through clinics like ours or at a Toronto Public Health clinic . Pharmacies do NOT carry this vaccine. When possible, we recommend that those who are 65+ get the high dose flu vaccine so that they are best protected from the flu.