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Clinics & Clinical Services - Immunization


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999 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6E7
Phone: (807) 625-5900
Toll-Free: (888) 294-6630
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Immunization Clinic

SUSPENSION LETTERS

If you received a suspension letter, please CLICK HERE for more information

 

Appointments are needed for the weekly clinic.

If you are travelling, you may need to visit the Travel Clinic - CLICK HERE for information on travel vaccines.

 

Click on the links below for more information:

 

How do I make an appointment?

Please call:

  • 625-5900
  • toll-free at 1-888-294-6630

If no one is available, 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.

 

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Where is the clinic located?

The clinic is located at 999 Balmoral Street, at the corner of Balmoral and Williams. CLICK HERE for a map.

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

CLICK HERE for a copy of Ontario's routine immunization schedule.

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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.   

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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.

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Last Updated: 4/12/2016