The Thunder Bay District Health Unit will be offering the following flu shot clinics for children under 5 and their families:
|Tuesday, October 22, 9 am-1 pm||Waabogonee EarlyON, 1000 Huron Ave (in Vance Chapman School)|
|Monday, October 28, 12-4pm||Mary JL Black Public Library, 901 Edward St. South|
|Tuesday, November 5, 12-4pm||Waverly Public Library, 285 Red River Road|
|Thursday, November 7, 2-6pm||Sherbrooke EarlyON, 110 Sherbrooke St (in Sherbrooke School)|
|Thursday, November 28, 1-5pm||Our Kids Count, 704 McKenzie St|
|Tuesday, December 3, 12-2:30pm||Our Lady of Charity EarlyON, 370 County Blvd (in Our Lady of Charity School)|
|Monday, December 9, 12-4pm||Algonquin EarlyON, 160 Algonquin Ave South (in Algonquin School)|
An Ontario health card is not needed. Clinics are scent safe so please do not wear scented or fragrant products. Please wear short sleeves.
Children under 16 need the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Flu shot is also available from a health care provider (physician, nurse, nurse practitioner). Pharmacists can only immunize children 5 years and older.
In the district communities, individuals are encouraged to visit their health care provider or their local pharmacy to receive a flu shot. Branch office nurses will be working with community partners to support immunization efforts targeting those considered high risk for flu complications. Contact your local branch office for more information.
Influenza, or more commonly known as "the flu," is a serious, acute respiratory illness that can lead to pneumonia. It is caused by a virus.
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.
For Further Information
For flu information or questions: (807) 625-5900 or Toll-free I-888-294-6630.
Learn more about the flu on the Ministry's Flu Facts website.
Learn more about the flu in children on the Canadian Paediatric Society website.