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Reduce the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians/Caregivers,

Below, please find a message from Toronto Public Health with important information to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses this fall and winter.

October 26, 2023

Re: Reduce the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

Dear Parents/Guardians/Caregivers,

You and your child play an important part in protecting our school communities to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses this fall and winter:

Reduce virus spread

Get the updated COVID-19 and flu vaccine this fall

  • Both vaccines are important to prevent serious illness.

  • The updated COVID-19 vaccine targets the XBB variant and will better protect from the variants spreading now and long-COVID.

  • Everyone six months and older can get the updated COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine starting October 30th, 2023 at:

  • Toronto Public Health fixed-site vaccination clinics. Book an appointment at Only one appointment is needed to get both vaccines.

  • Participating pharmacies or health care provider’s office.

It is also important to have your child up-to-date with routine vaccinations


More Information

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Contact Toronto Health Connection at 416-338-7600 or




Nicole Welch BSc., MSc., RN
Director/Chief Nursing Officer
Child Youth Health and Development
Toronto Public Health