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The influenza virus strains for the 2019-2020 season are:

    Quadrivalent vaccine:

    •  A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus; 
    • A/Kansas/14/2017 (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/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; 
    • A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; and
    • B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage).

Fact Sheets
     Flu Vaccines
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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