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Dates announced for flu shot clinics

Targeted clinics are for families with children under five years old.

THUNDER BAY — The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has announced the schedule for this year's flu shot clinics for families with children under the age of five.

The first immunization clinic will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Waabogonee EarlyON child and family centre in Vance Chapman public school on Huron Avenue.

Hours of operation for the clinic will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Subsequent clinics will be held as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Mary JL Black Public Library 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Waverly Public Library
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. at Sherbrooke EarlyON in Sherbrooke Public School
  • Thursday, Nov. 28, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Our Kids Count at 704 McKenzie Street
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Charity EarlyON in Our Lady of Charity School
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Algonquin EarlyON in Algonquin Public School

An Ontario Health Card is not required.

Children under 16 need the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Flu shots will be available for the general public later this month from a health care provider such as a doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner, and from a pharmacist.

In district communities outside Thunder Bay, TBDHU says its branch office nurses will work with community partners to support immunization for those considered at high risk for flu-related complications.

Other individuals should visit their health care provider or their local pharmacy.