Important Notice

Due to commitments in providing our community with immunizations to protect against COVID-19, and our current situation of high COVID-19 case numbers, the Vaccine Preventable Diseases program does not have any staff available to take calls at this time.

If you need to call, please leave a detailed message with your name, telephone number, and the reason for your call, and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Please note that you may not receive a call back for several days or more.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding during this time.

Update: January 26, 2021

  • TBDHU has distributed the flu vaccine for those ages 6 months and older to health care providers.
  • Most pharmacies continue to receive flu vaccine supply.
  • Those who have a health care provider should contact them to make an appointment.
  • Those who are 5 years of age and older can make an appointment at a pharmacy.
  • For those under 5 years, please call TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 to make an appointment for a flu shot.


For Further Information

For more information on the flu shot, including information for Health Care Providers, visit the following pages:

You can also call TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630 with questions OR contact your local TBDHU branch office.


The Flu

Influenza, more commonly known as "the flu," is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, cough, runny eyes, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, extreme weakness and tiredness, or loss of appetite. Most people who get the flu will recover in 7 to 10 days.

Immunization helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. The flu shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu.


Additional Resources

Ministry's Flu Facts

Canadian Paediatric Society - Flu in Children

Last Updated: 01/03/2021