THUNDER BAY, ON ---- January 11, 2-012 --- The Health Unit will be holding a clinic on Saturday, January 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in response to an increase in lab confirmed cases of flu in the community.
This walk-in clinic will be held in the Health Unit's auditorium seeing clients on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those visiting the clinic will be asked to use the entrance nearest to Williams Street instead of the main entrance typically used.
The flu shot is especially important for people who are at high risk of flu-related complications or hospitalization, including those with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, asthma), adults over the age of 65 years, healthy children between 6 and 24 months, pregnant women and aboriginal people.
Please note the following:
Children over the age of 6 months and those visiting the clinic must have the consent of a legal parent or guardian if they are under the age of 16.
Pregnant women in their second or third trimester can be immunized at this clinic; women in their first trimester must speak with their health care provider.
Those who are feeling unwell and have respiratory symptoms, including a cough and fever, should stay home and wait until they are feeling better before getting the flu shot.
Please wear short sleeves to make it easier to be immunized.
This clinic is scent safe so please do not wear scented products.
Those who are unable to attend this clinic can call 625-8346 to make an appointment at the Health Unit’s weekly immunization clinic, held every Wednesday from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Many health care providers and some pharmacies are also offering the flu shot. To find a provider near you, visit Ontario.ca/flu and click on the “FIND A FREE FLU CLINIC NEAR YOU” button.