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ExpandOntario's Universal 2016-2017 Influenza Immunization program

Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization program will be starting soon.

Anyone who is 6 months and older can receive flu vaccine from their health care provider, pharmacy (5 years of age or older) or at a Toronto Public Health flu clinic.

Children ages 2 to 17 years can receive either an injection or nasal spray vaccine. Canadian experts advise that either is equally efficacious. See the TPH fact sheets for more information on vaccines for children and adults and influenza infection.

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ExpandNEW: Shingles Vaccine Now Publicly Funded for Older Persons

Persons 65 to 70 years of age are now eligible to receive publicly funded herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine from their health care providers. Persons born in 1945 (i.e., those who have turned or will be turning 71 years of age in 2016) can receive publicly funded shingles vaccine through a one-time catch-up program until December 31, 2016.


Health professionals in Toronto can order can now order the vaccine from Ontario Government Pharmacy.


More information.

ExpandHPV vaccine is now publicly funded for MSM

Beginning in September, human papillomavirus, Gardasil®-4 is now publicly funded for Ontario residents, ages 9 to 26 years who self-identify as gay, bisexual, as well as other men who sex with men (MSM) including some trans people. Refer to new order form.

September 15, 2016