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The influenza virus strains for the 2018-2019 season are:

    Quadrivalent vaccine:

    •  A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
    •  A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus;
    •  B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and
    •  B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage).

    Trivalent vaccines:

    • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
    • A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; and
    • B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage).

Fact Sheets
    Flu-Adults
    Flu-Children
    Flumist-Children
 
Where can I get the flu shot this season?

 Pharmacy - children 5 and older, and all adults
 Family Doctor - early immunization for high risk groups, all age groups
 Nurse Practitioner - early immunization for high risk groups, all age groups
 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – clients who do not have a doctor or nurse practitioner; families with children under 5 with no family doctor or nurse practitioner; and those without an Ontario Health Card number.

 

What if I am bringing a grandchild, or someone unable to provide their own consent to a health unit flu clinic?

If you're not the parent or legal guardian, you must come with a signed consent that gives direction to us to administer the flu shot to that particular person from the parent/legal guardian, or power of attorney for each person. If there is no signed consent we are unable to provide the flu vaccine to that person.

 

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