Flu is the short form for influenza. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. You may experience symptoms much like having a common cold, but flu symptoms are far more serious. They include fever, head/body aches and pains, weakness, sneezing, sore throat, cough and sniffles.
Our Flu Clinic starts on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 and will run for 8 weeks.
At the beginning of the delivery of flu shots to our patients on October 3rd and up to and including Friday, October 26th, 2012 at approximately 12:00 noon, we were using a flu serum called Vaxigrip AND NOT AGRIFLU. If you did receive the Agriflu serum on Friday afternoon, once we receive further information we will be following the direction from Public Health.
Effective immediately we have flu serum stock of Vaxigrip and will be using this inventory to continue to deliver the flu shots to our patients.
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You can book an appointment by calling our Call Centre at 416-461-9471 Ext. 1. Call us to book a specific time and date that is convenient for you to come and get your flu shot!
Flu Clinic appointment hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM; 1:00 PM to 5:45 PM
- Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
When you arrive at the Albany Medical Clinic:
- Donít forget to bring your health card!
- Go to your family doctorís receptionist 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment and check in.
- Show the receptionist your health card. Obtain a consent form that has a label with your name and fill it in.
- Go to the 3rd floor Nursing Station, and wait for a nurse to call you by your last name.
Remember to wear a short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirt!
If you decide not to get your flu shot at our clinic, please call us and let us know when and where you received it, so we can make sure that your medical record is up-to-date.
We have prepared a handout with information about influenza that answers general questions you may have:
- What is the flu?
- What is the difference between the flu and the common cold?
- Can the flu cause serious illness?
- Who can get the flu?
- High-risk groups.
- Can I protect myself from the flu?
- Does the influenza vaccine work?
- Who should NOT get a flu shot?
- Does the influenza vaccine have any side effects?
- When do I get a flu shot?
- Where can I get the vaccine for influenza?
- How much will I have to pay for the vaccine?
Download our Influenza handout in PDF format (170KB).
For more information about influenza visit these websites: