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.