HEPATITIS B VACCINE is not available for purchase due to manufacturer shortages - this does not affect vaccine supplied through the publicly funded programs
- The Wednesday clinic requires an appointment and is available to all members of the public.
- The Travel Clinic on Thursday morning is available to those travelling outside of Canada.
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 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.).
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. 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