Immunization Clinics

Due to a high number of immunization Inquiries, we encourage you to call US at 625-5900 before VISITING the Health Unit as WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ADDRESS WALK-IN requests at time of visit.

 

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit offers immunization clinics each week:

  • The Wednesday clinic is available to all members of the public.
  • The clinics on Tuesday and Thursday are open to school-aged children only.
  • The Travel Clinic on Thursday morning is available to those travelling outside of Canada.

At all TBDHU clinics, provincially funded vaccines are provided at no cost. Other vaccines may have a fee (click here to view Vaccine Fees).

Children aged 16 and under require written or verbal consent by their parent or legal guardian for any vaccine.

 

Wednesday Clinic - By Appointment Only

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • For appointment call (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630
  • Please bring an Immunization Record (yellow card) if available.
  • The TBDHU will keep a record of all immunizations performed by TBDHU nurses (in the clinic, in schools, etc.).
  • Visit our Classes, Clinics & Events Calendar to see when the next Immunization Clinic takes place

 

School Aged Immunization Clinic - Tuesday and Thursday - Walk-In

  • This clinic is open to school-aged children who require vaccines under the Immunization of School Pupils Act for school attendance.
  • Walk-in clinics (no appointment) on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • The TBDHU will keep a record of all immunizations performed by TBDHU nurses (in the clinic, in schools, etc.).
  • For any other vaccine, visit our Classes, Clinics & Events Calendar to see when the next Immunization Clinic takes place. Appointments are needed for this clinic.

 

Important Notices

Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine)

Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, is now publicly funded for those between the ages of 65 and 70 years. Those who are 71 can receive the vaccine as part of a catch-up program, but only until December 31, 2016. The vaccine is available at the Wednesday clinic and is also available from health care providers. For more information, please see the MoHLTC factsheet.

 

TB Skin Testing

The Health Unit does not provide Tuberculosis (TB) Skin tests for screening purposes for school or employment. TB skin testing is only available to those who have been identified by the Health Unit as a contact of someone who has TB. Visit the TB Skin Tests page for more information

 

Nurse Practitioner Program

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit's nurse practitioner is available for appointments Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:00 pm. The nurse practitioner sees clients for Well Baby checkups and immunizations as well as for cervical screening (PAP testing). Call to book an appointment at the number below.

 

For Further Information

Call the Vaccine Preventable Disease program: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 29/09/2017