Immunization Clinic Hours
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 999 Balmoral St.
(NOTE: The clinic is booking appointments approximately one month in advance)
Immunization clinics are appointment based. To make an appointment with the immunization clinic, please call:
If no one is available, please leave a name and number and your call will be returned within 2 business days.
Your Immunization Record (Yellow Card)
Is your immunization record up to date?
Click here to update your Yellow Card online!
Click on the links below for more information:
ZOSTAVAX (SHINGLES VACCINE)
- Zostavax is no longer available at the Wednesday immunization clinic.
- We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Please speak to your health care provider about this very important vaccine.
HPV (human papillomavirus) VACCINE - GARDASIL
The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is available at NO COST to girls in grade 8 through to the end of grade 12. Girls in grade 8 will be eligible to get all three doses at school. Consent forms will be sent home.
Girls who were born in 1996 are eligible to complete their series if they started prior to August 31, 2014.
Girls born in 1993 to 1995 who have previously started their series that are outside of the provincial eligibility will be eligible to complete their series until August 31, 2015.
For students living in District communities, please visit your health care provider.
TB SKIN TESTING
- The Health Unit does not provide TB skin tests for screening purposes for school or employment. TB skin testing is only available to those who are contacts of TB cases.
- Click here for more information about TB skin tests. Please speak with your health care provider if you need the test.
The Wednesday clinic is by appointment only. For travel clinic information, click here.
Click on the links below to learn more:
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes. Immunization clinics are appointment based. To make an appointment, please call:
If no one is available, please leave a name and number and the call will be returned within 2 business days:
The clinic will take appointments between 1:00 and 6:00pm.
Clients will be given a 30 minute time frame in which they will be seen; for example, you may get an appointment between 1:30 and 2:00pm. Appointments can be made up to 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.
Where is the clinic located?
The clinic is located at 999 Balmoral Street, at the corner of Balmoral and Williams.
There is a bus stop right in front of the Health Unit:
- From the City Hall station, take the East End (#12) or the James (#8).
- From the Water Street station, take the Memorial (#3) or the Mainline (#1) to Intercity Mall and then transfer to the James (#8).
- Take the Crosstown (#2) to the City Hall station and stay on that bus because it then becomes the East End (#12).
Do children need parental consent?
A signed or verbal consent by the parent or legal guardian is needed for all children under the age of sixteen. Parents and guardians are the only adults who can give consent.
Should I bring my yellow card?
Please bring your yellow immunization card if you have one. The nurses will update the card for your records. The Health Unit has a record of all immunizations given by Health Unit staff.
It is important to know that your health care provider does not automatically inform the Health Unit when you are given a vaccine. It is the responsibility of an individual, or a parent/guardian, to let the Health Unit know of any immunizations received from a health care provider. Click here for more information on how to give the Health Unit information on vaccinations you may have received from another health care provider.
What is a routine immunization?
A routine immunization is one that is provided free-of-charge to all Ontario residents, according to a set immunization schedule. Immunizing according to a schedule maximizes your protection from serious vaccine-preventable diseases.
Immunizing on schedule gives your child the best immunity possible and lasts throughout childhood. Booster doses are required for some vaccines
Do I need to bring my immunization card?
You are encouraged to bring in a record of your previous immunizations. The nurses will review your record and they will also add any new vaccines you receive at the clinic.
Can I get a TB skin test?
In general, the Health Unit does not provide TB skin tests for screening purposes for school or employment. TB skin testing is only available to those who are contacts of TB cases.
Click here for more information about TB skin tests. Please speak with your health care provider if you need a TB skin test.
Do I have to pay for the vaccines?
Many vaccines are publicly funded by the Ontario government so they are offered free-of-charge.
There is a cost for some of the vaccines, so click here for a list of the most current vaccine fees.
Where can I call for more information?
For more information regarding immunizations, please call:
The Wednesday clinic is by appointment only. Click here for travel clinic information.