Who should get a flu shot?

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death in some cases. According to the Ministry of Health, flu shots are an effective way to prevent getting the virus in up to 60% of the population.  But who should get the flu shot? 

In high-risk adults,  including seniors, studies have shown that flu shots can decrease the number of doctor visits, hospital admissions and deaths.

The following fact sheets from the Ministry of Health have all the information you need on why you should get a flu shot:

There are some cases where it is advised not to get the shot, you can read our Can I get a flu shot (vaccine)? article to find out more.

For More Information

  • Get a Flu Shot – An interactive map with the locations of flu shot providers. From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Influenza: About Influenza - General information about the flu, how to protect yourself, frequently asked questions, fact sheets and more. From the Government of Canada.
  • Flu Virus - Tips to protect yourself from the flu. From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Last updated: January 31, 2020 4006407