Be a Flu Fighter

Influenza is a serious illness, especially for young people and those with underlying medical conditions. In fact, Canadians are more likely to die from influenza than any other infectious disease.


To help protect the health and safety of the vulnerable children we serve, as well as everyone who works, learns and volunteers here, Holland Bloorview is once again implementing our influenza vaccinate-or-mask policy this fall. Employees, students and volunteers have a choice to either vaccinate against influenza or wear a mask during influenza season.

What changes have been made to the vaccinate-or-mask policy this year?

Why implement an influenza vaccinate-or-mask policy?

Additional information about the vaccinate-or-mask policy

Other important information

On-site flu shot clinics

It isn’t too late to get your flu shot at Holland Bloorview! Occupational Health continues to provide flu shots on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 5E120. To ensure an Occupational Health Nurse is in the office, please call ahead at 416-425-6220 ext. 3455.

Family Voices

“I know firsthand that people can die from the flu. We need to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this illness.”

--Virginia, retired nurse and volunteer


“I get vaccinated every year to protect our clients who are vulnerable to serious complications from the flu.”

-- Randy, nurse


“My daughter spent four months in intensive care from influenza. Please get your flu shot and protect yourself and those around you.”

--Josh, family leader


“I want to do everything I can to stay healthy this season so I can continue my research to improve the lives of kids with disabilities. That’s why I’m getting vaccinated this year.”

--Maryam, research student


“Getting the flu shot is important to me because as a caregiver, I can’t be side lined by illness and I don’t want to make my kids sick, especially when they’re more medically fragile than other kids.”

--Holly, family leader