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Health Unit recommends getting both flu & COVID-19 shots
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Health Unit recommends getting both flu & COVID-19 shots

Posted: 2023-11-08 14:45:21 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is recommending getting your COVID-19 and flu vaccine shots as soon as you can to reduce the risk of becoming severely ill and to protect those closest to you.  The health unit says seasonal flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, caused by different viruses, so the health unit says it’s important to get both vaccines.

Individuals aged six months and older are able to receive the COVID-19 XBB formulation free of charge at participating local pharmacies, some health care providers, and health unit clinics by booking an appointment or walking in.

The influenza vaccine is available to individuals aged two years and older at participating local  pharmacies, health care providers and some health unit clinics. Children aged six months to two years may receive the flu shot from a doctor, nurse, or at an health unit clinic by appointment.