Flu Shot Clinic

Registration for your 2021 Flu Vaccine at one of our community clinics is now open.

On this page: Flu Shot Locations   |   FAQ   |   Clinic Map

Fall is here and so are flu vaccines. Get your influenza (flu) shot to keep our community safe and reduce the burden on the health care system. 

Do you work in healthcare? With young children, people with health conditions or older adults? Getting your flu shot will help prevent the spread of the flu virus to high risk individuals you interact with daily. Getting your flu shot is the most effective way to protect yourself and others from flu and severe flu-related complications 

Flu virus strains change from year to year and the effectiveness of the vaccine wears off with time. It is important for everyone 6 months and older to get the flu shot every year to stay protected.

Seasonal flu vaccines are available free of charge at many local pharmacies (contact your pharmacy for details), health-care providers, and public health community clinics.

Flu Shot Locations

Pharmacies

  • Available starting in October
  • Flu shots for individuals 2 years of age and older
  • See the map below for pharmacy locations offering flu vaccines and contact your local pharmacy for details

Health Care Providers

  • Available starting  in October
  • Flu shots for individuals 6 months of age and older
  • Contact your local health care provider for details

Public Health Community Clinics

  • Flu shots for individuals 6 months of age and older, particularly those who have difficulty accessing vaccines at pharmacies or health care provider offices

Community Clinics

BRIGDEN FAIRGROUNDS
2435 Courtright Line, Brigden
Nov 9th
10:30 a.m. – 5:30p.m.

FLORENCE COMMUNITY CENTRE
6213 Mill St., Florence
Nov 10th
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

POINT EDWARD OPTIMIST HALL
210 Monk St., Point Edward
Nov. 2nd, 16th & 23rd
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 20th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THE SHORES RECREATION CENTRE
7883 Amtelecom Pkwy., Forest
Nov. 3rd & 10th
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS
595 Main St, Wyoming
Nov. 4th & 11th
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the flu?

Influenza is a serious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. It is also called “The Flu.” Colds, stomach upset, and other viral infections are often mistaken for the flu; however, they are caused by different viruses.

See the following Influenza Fact Sheet to learn the difference between the common cold, COVID-19 and Influenza

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Symptoms of the flu include: fever, chills, cough, runny eyes, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, extreme weakness and tiredness, loss of appetite, diarrhea/vomiting (in children)

Most people will recover within 7 to 10 days, but infants, children, pregnant women, those over 65 years and those with chronic health conditions are at greater risk of serious complications such as pneumonia.

What do I need to know about the flu vaccine in pregnancy?

Pregnancy creates changes in the immune system and makes it harder for the body to fight off infection. This means that women who are pregnant are more likely to get complications from the flu virus. The flu vaccine is safe at any stage of pregnancy and will provide protection for both the mother and the baby, until the baby is able to receive their own flu vaccine at 6 months. The flu vaccine is also safe for mothers who are breastfeeding. Learn more about the flu vaccine in pregnancy here.

Do I need to wait to get my flu shot after I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines may be given at the same time as, or any time before or after, other vaccines, including live, non-live, adjuvanted, and non-adjuvanted vaccines.  Therefore, you do not need to wait to get your flu shot after you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The National Advisory Council on Immunization (NACI) continuously reviews evidence on COVID-19 vaccines. Through extensive research and data collection NACI has determined that other routine vaccines can be administered at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine.

What vaccines are available for adults 65 years and older?

For the 2021/2022 season, if you’re 65 and older, there are three different flu shots available:

• The standard-dose vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus
• The adjuvanted vaccine protects against three strains of flu virus and contains an adjuvant (a substance added to a vaccine that helps the recipient develop an improved immune response).
• The high-dose vaccine, (also called “Fluzone® HighDose Quadrivalent”) protects against four strains of flu virus, but in higher doses.

All three flu vaccines are safe, effective and offer strong protection to seniors. The most important thing is for older adults to be vaccinated.

Information for Health Care Partners providing flu vaccine

Please visit the Vaccines and Cold-Chain Inspections for Health-care Providers web page for the flu vaccine order form, under the vaccine orders and returns tab.

Flu Shot Clinic Map

Click the icon at the top left corner of the map to view the full list of dates and locations.