Flu shots now available at physician offices, local pharmacies and community clinics

Flu shots now available at physician offices, local pharmacies and community clinics

Ottawa – The flu shot is now available at no cost to people who live, work or study in Ontario.

There are many ways to get the flu shot:

  • Your family doctor for anyone six months or older
  • Your local pharmacist for anyone five years or older
  • Ottawa Public Heath community clinics, including by-appointment clinics for children over six months old and under five years old and their immediate family
  • Hospital walk-in clinics

All the options are listed at ottawa.ca/flu including interactive maps to help you find the nearest location. Parents of children under five can make an appointment by calling Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

The following locations are those located closest to River Ward residents:

  • Royal Ottawa Hospital

1145 Carling Avenue

Hosting a clinic on November 2 from 1:30pm-6:30pm

  • Pius X High School

1481 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa

Hosting a clinic on November 3 from 3:30pm-7:30pm

  • Shoppers Drug Mart

888 Meadowlands Drive, Ottawa

  •  Green Valley Pharmacy

955 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa

  •  Mooney’s Bay Pharmacy

743 Ridgewood Ave , Ottawa

  •  Remedy’s Rx

3635 Rivergate Way, Ottawa

  • Shoppers Drug Mart

1469 Merivale Road, Ottawa 

  • Loblaw Pharmacy

1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa 

  • Classic Care Pharmacy

169 Colonnade Rd. S, Ottawa 

  • Loblaw Pharmacy

200 Grant Carmen Dr, Ottawa


Along with getting the flu shot, you and your family can stop the spread of the flu by continuing to practice good health hygiene:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, not your hand
  • Avoid crowds, public gatherings and stay home if you are sick
  • Do not visit hospitalized patients or relatives in retirement and nursing homes if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms

For more information about the flu vaccine, and to find a flu clinic hear you, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca or call the OPH Information Line at 613-580-6744.

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