The Health Unit's 2017 community flu shot schedule is now complete.
Flu shots are still available from:
- Pharmacies; open to those 5 years and older; an Ontario Health Card is needed
- Health care providers; open to anyone 6 months and older; an Ontario Health Card is needed
- Health Unit; open to anyone 6 months and older; NO Ontario Health Card is needed; call 625-5900 to make an appointment for our weekly Wednesday clinic
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.