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Toronto residents can get their flu and COVID-19 shots at the same time

TORONTO — The City of Toronto is offering residents the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. 

The city's top doctor says residents getting a flu shot at a Toronto Public Health clinic will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine if they are eligible and haven't yet been fully vaccinated against the virus.

Dr. Eileen de Villa also says people getting a COVID-19 vaccine at a city-run clinic will have a chance to get a flu shot at the same time. 

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has said that all seasonal influenza vaccines may be given at the same time as or at any time before or after the administration of other vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines.

De Villa says the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time will offer people convenience and protection against both the seasonal flu and the novel coronavirus. 

The city launched its annual flu campaign at city-run immunization clinics this week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 3, 2021. 


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship. 

The Canadian Press

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