Are all influenza (flu) clinics able to vaccinate young children or do I need to make an appointment with my family doctor?

Question: 

Are all influenza (flu) clinics able to vaccinate young children or do I need to make an appointment with my family doctor?

Answer: 

Please contact your local health unit for information on influenza clinics for young children in your area. You can also use our flu clinic locator to find a list of public health influenza clinics near you. Pharmacists can give seasonal influenza injections (shots) to children ages 5 and older and may give influenza immunizations by intranasal route to children 2 years and older. Please contact your local pharmacy for information regarding immunization services as services can vary.

Date last reviewed: 
Monday, Feb 07, 2022