Immunization Clinics

HEPATITIS B VACCINE not currently available FOR Purchase due to manufacturer  shortages - this does not affect vaccine supplied through the publicly funded programs

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

 

Suspension Immunization Clinic - Tuesday and Thursday - Walk-In

  • This clinic is for students who have received a request for information or a suspension order under the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
  • 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

 

Whooping Cough Protection with a Pertussis Vaccine 

Calling all adults - consider getting a whooping cough (pertussis) booster, especially if you have infants in your personal or work life.Whooping cough can affect any age but is most serious for young infants under four months of age who don't have full protection as they haven't completed the pertussis vaccine series which is given at 2, 4, 6 months and an 18 month booster. Two more boosters are given; between ages 4 and 6 and 14 and 16. 

Adults can help protect infants by making sure they get a pertussis booster. All adults in Ontario are recommended to receive one FREE pertussis-containing Tetanus/Diphtheria (Tdap) booster over the age of 19 years when they get their Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) booster. The Td booster is recommended every 10 years.

Talk to your health care provider or call a TBDHU nurse at 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630. The vaccine is available at the Wednesday clinic and is also available from health care providers.  

 

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 (also called TST) 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 TB 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: 19/04/2018