By Emily Nussbaum, Globe staff writerToronto – A group of people in Toronto’s west end say they were told to buy a $1,000 flu vaccine in order to prevent their neighbours from contracting the deadly disease.
They’ve filed a complaint with Health Canada over their concerns.
The city has not responded to CBC News requests for comment.
The residents, who want to remain anonymous, say the flu vaccination was delivered to their home by a licensed doctor, who had already vaccinated their neighbours.
But, they say, they never received a vaccination packet containing a flu shot.
They say the doctor was the one to offer them a vaccine packet.
It included two doses of the flu shot, which they had not received.
The neighbour who had previously given the residents a flu vaccine was not present for the delivery of the vaccine packet, they allege in a complaint filed with the city.
The complaint, filed Friday, says the doctor also allegedly failed to deliver the vaccine to the neighbours.
The neighbour, who was not named in the complaint, is also the neighbour who contracted the flu and died in April.CBC News has requested a copy of the complaint.