Flu Shot Clinics

     

Roll up your sleeve and get a flu shot!

This year’s Flu Vaccine is now being distributed to our Northumberland Family Health Team offices, and to local pharmacies for individuals 5yrs old or over. 

  • Due to the pandemic and making flu shot clinics safe, the NFHT sites are only doing flu shots by appointment. Masks are mandatory.
  • Contact your local pharmacy for information on how they are providing flu shots or look at myflushot.ca which has a listing of most of Northumberland County’s pharmacies and information about what kind of vaccine they have in stock. You can also look at the HKPR Health Unit list of pharmacies providing flu shots at this link: https://www.hkpr.on.ca/2019/10/23/flu-vaccine/#northumberland-clinics
  • The most common question we are asked is what the difference is between the regular flu shot and high dose: The standard-dose vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus. The high-dose vaccine, (also called “Fluzone® HighDose”) protects against three strains of flu virus, but in higher doses. Both are effective and safe. To learn more about flu vaccination please see the following resources: 
  • For more information see the NFHT press release here.

 

NFHT FLU SHOT APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN 2021 IN THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND MALL, 1111 Elgin St. W. – please call 289-252-2139 for available times.

Please note that for the purposes of COVID-19 contact tracing, anyone that comes with the person receiving the flu shot as a support person, or spouse for example,  will also have to provide their name and telephone number.

COVID 19 Updates

COVID 19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine availability in Northumberland County is unknown at this time. For more details about the new vaccines please refer to our dedicated webpage click here.

 

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach a Doctor

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

 

Mindfulness: Coping with Uncomfortable Emotions – Ester Odermatt, a Mental Health Clinician will guide you through coping skills. The free webinar is Jan. 20 at 1:30, to register  please click here.

 

Mediterranean Diet – join RD Sarah Kassel to learn about this delicious, healthy and satisfying way to eat during a free zoom webinar on Jan. 28 at 1:30pm – to register please click here.

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

Community Health Centres of Northumberland – click this for community Program Flyer Fall 2020 or for details see https://chcnorthumberland.ca/

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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