Free Flu Shots
“Free flu shots will be available starting tomorrow at Toronto Public Health clinics. A total of 42 clinics will operate at 13 locations across the city between October 25 and January 10.
‘Everyone is at risk from getting the flu. I recommend getting this year’s updated vaccine from one of our clinics, your family doctor or a participating pharmacy,’ said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. “The flu shot is a safe and effective way to protect yourself and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to loved ones and co-workers.
As well as getting the flu shot, Toronto Public Health recommends frequent and thorough hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve and staying at home when you are feeling ill. For the full flu vaccination clinic schedule or more information, visithttp://www.toronto.ca/health/flu/ or call 416-338-7600.”
HPV Vaccine Now Free for All Females Born Between 1993-1998
Effective summer 2012, and on-going thereafter, female students who did not receive or finish the HPV vaccine series in Grade 8 may now receive publicly funded HPV vaccine until the end of Grade 12 through Toronto Public Health clinics. In addition, until June 2013, a one-time catch-up program will be available for females born between 1993 and 1994 to get vaccinated. (These females have already graduated from high school.)
For more information see: http://www.toronto.ca/health/immunization/hpv/clinics.htm