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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine

High-risk older adult RSV vaccine program

Ontario has introduced the first publicly funded high-risk older adult RSV vaccine program. The vaccine is indicated for adults aged 60 years and older. Please see below for information on who is eligible to receive this vaccine through this program.

For more information on the RSV Vaccine click here

Through the high-risk older adult vaccine program, the Ministry of Health covers the full cost of the vaccine for the following adults aged 60 years and older who are:

• Living in:

- Long Term Care Homes

- Elder Care Lodges

- Retirement homes licensed to provide dementia care services

• Hospital ALC patients

• Receiving dialysis

• Transplant recipients (solid organ and stem cell transplants)

• Homeless individuals

• Indigenous individuals

If you meet the above criteria and are unable to access the RSV vaccine, please call us at 705-721-7520 ext 8827 to arrange an appointment.

Individuals aged 60 years and older who do not qualify for the free RSV vaccine can still purchase the vaccine with a prescription from their family doctor or other primary care provider. Some private insurers may cover all or part of the cost of the vaccine.

Page last updated: December 15, 2023

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