On December 1, members of the U of T Engineering community can access free flu vaccines in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology (40 St. George Street), courtesy of a partnership with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.
The clinic is being run by the Discovery Pharmacy, University of Toronto’s dedicated campus pharmacy, which provides interdisciplinary health services to the U of T community.
“The health and safety of our community is our top priority,” says Christopher Yip, Dean of U of T Engineering.
“Getting a flu shot is a simple, effective way to protect yourself, protect others and reduce the load on our health-care system. We’re really pleased to be able to partner with Discovery Pharmacy to make this important public health measure as simple as possible for our faculty, staff and students.”
The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Bahen Centre. Attendees should be prepared to present proof one piece of government-issued identification and are welcome to bring family members. Appointments to receive flu vaccine are encouraged, but walk-ins will also be accepted.
While the December 1 clinic will focus only on vaccinations against influenza, other vaccines — such as bivalent COVID-19 booster shots, and vaccinations against HPV, shingles, hepatitis A/B, pneumonia and meningitis — are available to U of T community members by appointment at the Discovery Pharmacy. Other services, such as prescriptions and health services orientation for international students, are also available.
“The Discovery Pharmacy team is working to make vaccines available and easily accessible for the U of T community,” says Jon Nhan, the Pharmacist Lead at U of T Discovery Pharmacy.
“The opportunity to host a clinic with U of T Engineering is a great way to make getting the seasonal flu vaccine convenient and will support your health and the health of others.”