OCTOBER 26TH - We have received additional doses from public health, but in very small quantities. We will be calling those who have requested a flu shot, in the order that you had called us. Please be patient as you might need to wait for the next installment of vaccines. If you can obtain a shot at the pharmacy, then please do so and advise us by email or phone. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Flu vaccines for the 2020-2021 season have arrived. We have regular dose quadrivalent vaccines (against four strains) and high dose trivalent vaccines (against three strains), the latter is recommended for patients aged 65 and over. Infants and children aged 6 months to 9 years who have never had the flu vaccine would require 2 doses 4 weeks apart.
You may call the office to obtain an appointment. We would request that you come prepared with a short sleeved top for efficient inoculation. It is no longer required to wait for 15 minutes following the shot, and you may leave the clinic as soon as it is done.
Our supply is limited and at any time, we might complete our stock and require another instalment from public health. It is difficult for us to gauge when the subsequent delivery might be. If our staff tell you we have run out, we would suggest that instead of waiting, you would receive the shot at the pharmacy. They are administering both types of vaccines as well. Pharmacies will not administer vaccines to children under age 5 - one must visit the medical office or a public health community clinic.
Please click on the Ottawa Public Health link below for the list of pharmacies and community clinics offering the flu vaccines (under heading "Public Health Topics", and subheading "Immunizations".)