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With the increased early demand for flu shots this year, there will be a delay in getting additional flu vaccine into the communities within in the TBDHU through our health care providers. TBDHU is expecting a shipment of the quadrivalent vaccine (not the high dose for those over 65 years) in early December and will be distributing it to community health care providers at that time.

However, most pharmacies continue to receive flu vaccine supply weekly. At this time, please contact your local pharmacy to make an appointment for a flu shot for those who are 5 years of age and older.

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: 13/11/2020