The Health Unit's 2016 community flu shot schedule is now complete.
Flu season lasts into April, so it's still a good idea to get a flu shot, and you have some different options.
- Visit a clinic offered by Superior North EMS on either Friday, December 16 or Monday, December 19, both from 9am to 4pm at their office at 105 Junot Street S (here's a map)
- Visit a pharmacy; they can immunize ages 5 and older and you need an Ontario Health Card; find one close to you by clicking here
- Visit your health care provider
- Make an appointment to visit the Health Unit's weekly Wednesday immunization clinic by calling 625-5900 (the clinic is booking into 2017).
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.
ThunderBayFlu.ca has a lot of information on the flu. Use the tabs on the top and on the left to navigate through the site for news and information about the flu.
You can also visit the provincial website (click the image below) to learn more about the flu.