Influenza (Flu) Clinics

Each year in late fall, Region of Waterloo Public Health holds free seasonal flu clinics to immunize people over the age of six months.


Where to get your free flu vaccination

Doctors' offices, pharmacies, and walk-in health clinics also offer influenza vaccine.

  • Visit the flu shot locator website to find a clinic near you www.ontario.ca/flu
  • Contact your local pharmacy to schedule an appointment *
  • Contact your family doctor to see if they are offering flu shots
  • Book your appointment online through the Public Health Flu Clinic Booking System or call 519-575-4400


Influenza information

For information about influenza and the differences between influenza and the common cold, check the Influenza page.



Employer/Community based clinics

The information and forms below describe the process employers must follow in order to hold clinics at their workplaces.

Ministry of Health & Long Term Care-Workplace Flu Clinics

Ministry of Health & Long Term Care-Health Care Providers

Adverse Vaccine Event Reporting Guidelines

Anaphylaxis: Initial Management in a Non-Hospital Setting


Links and resources

Video on flu shots by Rick Mercer 

Influenza Fact Sheet 

Influenza Weekly Bulletins 

Ontario Weekly Influenza Bulletins 

Cover Your Cough Poster 

Health Care Providers (Physicians, Pharmacists, Long-Term Care Facilities)


*By provincial legislation pharmacists cannot administer the flu vaccine to children under the age of 5. Ask your pharmacist about age restrictions.

Contact(s)

Region of Waterloo Public Health
General Inquiries
99 Regina Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V3

Phone: 519-575-4400
TTY: 519-575-4608

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