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Flu Vaccine

The Flu Shot - 2021

Dear Patients of Davisville Family Practice

We hope that you and your families are all doing well and staying healthy during these challenging times. We would like to share some information with you about flu shots for the 2020-2021 flu season.

It is very important for everyone aged 6 months and older to have the flu shot this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary health protocols in our office during the pandemic have reduced our capacity for administering flu shots. We are therefore encouraging all patients to obtain their flu shot at pharmacies and public health clinics wherever possible. Pharmacies and public health clinics are able to administer flu shots to children aged five years and older, and can also administer the high dose flu vaccine to

seniors over age 65. Our office will book appointments for children under age five and for those that have difficulty accessing the flu shot through other means such as elderly patients and patients with high risk conditions. Please note that we have received a very limited number of high dose vaccines and as such we ask everyone who is able to get one at a pharmacy or public health clinic to do so.

For those who have not yet received a flu shot for the 2020-2021 season, please visit the following links to find an available site near you:

• Search for a flu vaccine clinic or pharmacy near you:

• The North Toronto Ontario Health Team website has a list of all of the clinics available in our area:

• Toronto Public Health online flu vaccine booking system:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all vaccine clinics and many pharmacies are offering flu shots by appointment only.

Finally, our office has remained open throughout the pandemic and we continue to manage most patient care virtually through phone and video visits. When an in-office visit is needed, we limit patients in the office to allow proper physical distancing and thorough cleaning of rooms. Please do not come into the office unless you have a scheduled in-person appointment with your doctor or the nurse. We ask that only the scheduled patient come into the office, with the exception of children and patients who require a caregiver for assistance. All patients and their accompanying caregiver must be screened prior to coming in to the office. As always, anyone who comes into the office must be free of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and must not be

undergoing a period of self-isolation after travel or contact with an individual with known COVID-19.

Thank you for trusting us for your care and for your patience with our evolving practices as we continue to provide much needed care during these challenging times.


The Davisville Family Practice Team



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