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Flu Shots2023-07-18T13:37:27-05:00

Get a Flu Shot in Toronto

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Don’t Delay if You Are at Risk of Severe Illness

Flu shots are recommended for most people, but young children, people over the age of 65, pregnant women, people with chronic conditions, and caregivers should put extra effort into getting their flu vaccine every year. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from catching and spreading the flu virus.

Get Your Flu Shot with Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Anyone over 12 can get a flu vaccine at the same time, or any time before or after, a COVID-19 vaccine. If you wish to do it all at once, Everest Whole Health Pharmacy can help you. We provide bivalent COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots in Toronto. So book a COVID and flu shot appointment and take care of it all in one go. For children under the age of 12, talk to our pharmacists for guidance regarding your children’s vaccine schedule.

Why Is Getting a Flu Vaccine Important for Everyone?

The flu can cause very serious illnesses and complications for high-risk people. But more than that, even people that are not at risk of flu complications should get vaccinated every year. The flu spreads very easily and you might not even know you have it – you can spread the flu for 24 hours before you have any symptoms. Thus, the best way to protect those you love, even if you don’t fear for yourself, is to get your annual vaccine at the start of the flu season.

Which Groups Are Most at Risk from the Flu?

As a preventative measure, everyone should get vaccinated, but the most vulnerable people are:

  • People over 65 years of age
  • Babies and children 6 months to 5 years of age
  • Pregnant women (children below 6 months of age cannot get the flu shot; getting vaccinated during pregnancy passes on the immunity)
  • People with chronic health conditions
  • People at high risk of COVID-19


Who should NOT get a flu shot?2023-09-06T11:07:55-05:00

Persons who should not get a flu vaccine are:

  • Children younger than 6 months
  • People who have previously had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine

It is also advisable to postpone getting vaccinated if you have a fever or an infection. Contact Everest Whole Health Pharmacy’s pharmacists for medical consultation if you are unsure whether you should get a flu shot right now.

What is the availability of flu shots in Toronto?2023-09-06T11:07:58-05:00

Influenza vaccines are readily available in Toronto each year starting from the middle-to-end of October. Vaccine supply for the influenza virus is typically not an issue in Canada.