Due to an increase in requests for appointments at Health Unit immunization clinics, the Health Unit will now prioritize clients who are not attached to a health care provider. Those with a health care provider will be asked to contact their provider for an appointment. This change is necessary to ensure that those clients with no other options have access to immunization services.
Please call 625-5900 before you visit the Health Unit as we are not able to address walk-in requests.
Immunization Clinic - By Appointment Only
- Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
- Appointments are needed; please call (807) 625-59000 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 given by TBDHU nurses (in the clinic, in schools, etc.).
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.
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
For Further Information
Call the Vaccine Preventable Disease program: (807) 625-5900
or toll-free 1-888-294-6630