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 are not ABLE TO ADDRESS WALK-IN requests.

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

  • The Immunization Clinic requires an appointment and is available to all members of the public. 
  • The Travel Clinic on Thursday morning is available to those traveling outside of Canada by appointment only.

Immunization Clinic - By Appointment Only

  • Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
  • Call (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630 to make an appointment.
  • 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.).

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.

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.  

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

Last Updated: 03/07/2019