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Vaccinations at TMU

A woman receiving her COVID-19 vaccination

Flu Vaccination Pop-Up Clinics

TMU is hosting a series of pop-up flu vaccine clinics for all community members (international and domestic students, faculty and staff).

Book an appointment to get your flu shot. Walk-ins are welcomed, but there is limited availability. 

Appointments open on Oct. 28, 2023.

Pop-up Clinic Dates:

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

Location: Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre (SLC) Amphitheatre (if it's a cold day, the clinic will move to SLC 6th floor)
Time: 12:00 — 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 (subject to vaccine availability)

Location: Pitman Hall Residence (PIT 200)
Time: 11:30 am — 1:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 (subject to vaccine availability)

Location: Ted Rogers School of Management, TRS 2-002 Boardroom
Time: 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

What to bring:

  • Ontario health card (if from out-of-province, bring your provincial health card) or UHIP card
    • If you do not have a health card, please bring photo ID or passport
  • Wear clothes that allow for easy access to the upper arm

If you're unable to visit a pop-up clinic, you can receive a flu vaccine through TMU's Medical Centre. While TMU pop-up vaccination clinics are offering drop-in slots appointments, the Medical Centre will offer flu shots by appointment-only. Availability may vary depending on vaccine supplies. 

Note: The clinics will offer a standard dose of flu vaccine (PDF file)  (Quadrivalent Inactivated Vaccine (QIV)) (external link) . If you are age 65 and over, please make an appointment at the Medical Centre to receive a vaccine designed for your age group.


To accommodate as many TMU community members as possible, we kindly ask that you remember to cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment if you are unable to make it.

Why Vaccination Matters

During the fall and winter seasons, respiratory illnesses, such as flu and COVID-19, are expected to spread in our community as the weather gets colder and people spend more time indoors.

Staying up to date with vaccinations is one of the most effective ways to protect our families, communities and ourselves from serious illness, and adds a layer of protection (external link)  to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

Adults can get the flu vaccine at the same time, before, or after a COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you received AREXVY, the vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a 14-day wait period is recommended before or after getting the flu or COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about TMU's stance on COVID-19 vaccination.

Flu Vaccine Information

It is recommended to get the flu shot each year in early fall as soon as they are available.

Facts about the flu vaccine:

  • The flu vaccine can reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with the flu by about 40-60%, and reduces the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. Find out more here.
  • Each year, the vaccine is updated to protect against the specific influenza virus strains that are predicted to be prevalent for the current year. 
  • Immunity from previous vaccine may also wear off within a year

Get your flu shot on campus at either one of the pop-up vaccine clinics or by appointment at the TMU Medical Centre after Nov. 9.

Alternatively, you can call your primary healthcare provider or local pharmacy to make an appointment for a free flu shot.

The Ontario Universal Influenza Immunization Program offers the standard-dose quadrivalent vaccines (QIV) for individuals six months of age and older, click (PDF file)  here (external link)  to learn more. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Every person five years and older is recommended to receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine six months after their last COVID-19 dose or infection. The updated COVID-19 vaccine that targets the XBB strain gives a stronger immune response to the more recent variants. 

  • For details on eligibility and recommendations based on age, risk, and previous vaccination and infection statuses, please click here (external link) 
  • Every person, including those without OHIP cards, may get vaccinated at any clinic or pharmacy clinic offering COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is safe to get at the same time as most other vaccines, including the flu shot. 

Pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccinations near campus:

Shoppers Drug Mart  (external link) (0.28 km away from TMU)

279 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 1N8

Metro Drugs (external link)  (0.30 km away from TMU)

129 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON
M5B 2N6

Radiant Pharmacy (external link)  (0.33 km away from TMU)

384 Yonge Street, Unit 32
Toronto, ON
M5B 1S8

Rexall (external link)  (0.38 km away from TMU)

595 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C2

Loblaws (external link)  (0.47 km away from TMU)

60 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 1L1

Pop-up flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic near campus:

Organized by Downtown East Toronto Health team

Date: Friday, Oct. 20
Time: 2:00 — 5:00 pm
Location: 55 Bleecker Street, Toronto, ON

Visit Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination  (external link) or Toronto Public Health COVID-19 (external link)  to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations. Find a list of approved COVID-19 vaccines here (external link, opens in new window) .

Vaccinated outside of Canada (external link, opens in new window) ? If you were vaccinated with one or more non-Health Canada approved vaccine(s) outside of Canada, you are recommended to get a dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine if it has been six months since your last COVID-19 vaccine or infection. Keep your vaccine record updated here (external link, opens in new window) .