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October 16, 2009
Toronto seniors urged to protect themselves against seasonal flu
  
Toronto Public Health is urging seniors to get their free seasonal flu shot at clinics beginning October 22. This year, the provincial government has recommended that people 65 years and older get the seasonal flu shot first - before getting the H1N1 flu vaccine.

“All Toronto seniors should get vaccinated for seasonal flu,” said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Medical Officer of Health. “People who are 65 years and older have a greater risk of very serious illness and complications from seasonal flu.”

Toronto Public Health is operating 10 seasonal flu vaccination clinics at civic centres between October 22 and October 31. Seasonal flu shots are also available for this age group from doctors’ offices.

Toronto Public Health will hold H1N1 vaccination clinics for the public beginning next month. The H1N1 clinic schedule will be announced in the near future.

The seasonal flu clinics will be held at the following locations and times:

North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge St.), Committee Room 2
October 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
October 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Dr.)
October 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Committee Room 2
October 29, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Rotunda
October 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rotunda

East York Civic Centre (850 Coxwell Ave.)
October 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Committee Room 2
October 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Committee Room 3, 4
October 30, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Room A

Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall)
October 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Room 3
October 30, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Room 1, 2, 3

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.


Media contact:
Rishma Govani, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974, rgovani@toronto.ca




 

 

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