The influenza virus strains for the 2016-2017 season are:
an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
an A/HongKong/4801/2014 (H3N2) like virus
a B/Brisbane?60?2008-like virus
It is recommended that quardrivalent vaccines containing two influenza B viruses contain the above three viruses and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.
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 with no Ontario Health Card, children under 5 with no family doctor or nurse practitioner
What if I am bringing a grandchild, or someone who is unable to provide their own consent to a health unit flu clinic?
If you are not the parent or legal guardian, you must come with a signed consent that gives direction for 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.