• As of October, the following groups are eligible: health care providers, children under 5 years of age, those 65 years old and older, pregnant individuals, residents of long-term care homes and individuals 6 months and older with underlying health conditions (affecting the lungs, heart and/or kidneys; diabetes; cancer; and other conditions that compromise the immune system). 
  • The remainder of the public are eligible in November.
  • Health care providers can immunize anyone 6 months and older. Check with your health care provider when you or your family members are eligible. Health care providers in the TBDHU have begun the ordering process as of October 12, 2021.
  • New for the 2021/22 flu season, anyone 2 years of age and older can be immunized at a pharmacy. Check with your pharmacy when you or your family members are eligible. Pharmacies began receiving vaccine as of October 12, 2021.
  • TBDHU clinics for children 6 months to 23 months who cannot be immunized at a pharmacy will begin in early November and continue into December. Please check the website often for dates and locations as they are added. Children 6 months to 9 years of age who have never had a flu shot will need 2 doses of the vaccine, given at least 4 weeks apart.
  • High dose vaccine is available at pharmacies for those who are 65 years and older. 
  • Health care workers should contact their occupational health and safety program to ask about vaccination opportunities at work.


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.


Additional Resources

Ministry's Flu Facts

Canadian Paediatric Society - Flu in Children

Last Updated: 15/10/2021