Sep 22, 2020
By Christine Ross
Calling it the largest flu campaign in the country, Premier Doug Ford announced the first phase of his government’s fall preparedness plan to be rolled out over the next few days.
“Get your flu shot, because it’s going to hit us like the perfect storm coming together,” Ford told reporters.
The province is spending 70M to provide 5.1 million doses of the flu vaccine which is 700,000 more than last year with the Premier promising anyone who wants one, will get it.
And as Zoomer/Classical FM Radio News reported first, the high dose flu vaccine for seniors will available in the pharmacy for the first time.
So when will the vaccine be available?
“Flu shots will be available in the coming weeks through your family doctor and at your local pharmacy and we’re making high dose flu shots available to seniors over 65 for the first time ever in pharmacies and we’re prioritizing them for long term care homes, retirement homes and hospitals to protect our seniors,” said Ford.
Anyone over 5 can get the flu shot at a pharmacy.
Despite the daily new case country inching toward 500, Health Minister Elliott says no new restrictions are on the table.