Update: Flu vaccine

Advisory Alert

November 27, 2020

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To: All health care providers


Re: Supply of high-dose influenza vaccine and additional doses of regular vaccine

Ontario has received all of its provincial order for the high-dose (60 μg) trivalent influenza vaccine (IIV3-HD). All of these doses have been distributed by the Ontario Government Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply Service (OGPMSS) and we are advised that there will not be any more shipments of the high-dose vaccine.

Please note that for seniors 65 years of age and older, there is no preferential recommendation for high-dose trivalent over quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) according to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). It is critical to note that both vaccines are safe and effective.

Additional information and guidance

Please contact the Immunization Program at 705.522.9200, ext. 458 or toll-free at 1.866.522.9200 with any questions you may have.


Original Signed By

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

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This item was last modified on December 4, 2020