Dedicated Flu Shot Clinics for Announced by Peterborough Public Health

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Peterborough Public Health will be holding several free flu immunization clinics in the coming months targeted to groups who may face additional barriers to accessing the flu shot.

On Thursday, November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Public Health Nurses will be in Millbrook to provide flu vaccine to all area residents. The appointment-only clinic is taking place in the Community Hall in the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre, 986 County Road 10 in Millbrook. Due to COVID-19 precautions, appointments can be booked by calling 705-743-1000, ext. 273. (Please be advised this clinic is now fully booked.) Flu shots are widely available at many local pharmacies, physician offices, and clinics. To find a location nearest you visit the Influenza Clinic webpage at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

A series of flu clinics are also taking place for exclusively for families with children under five years old who do not have a healthcare provider (pharmacies cannot vaccinate children under five years). Appointments can be booked by calling 705-743-1000, ext. 273, and all clinics take place at Peterborough Public Health on 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“While the flu shot is widely available for most residents through pharmacies and their healthcare provider, we recognize this isn’t the case for everyone and wanted to ensure we offered these dedicated clinics to make flu vaccinations as accessible as possible,” explained Dawn Hanes, Manager in the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program. “Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent you and your loved ones from feeling ill. This year, it is especially important to keep people feeling well and out of hospitals.” Hanes noted that young children, pregnant women, and seniors are particularly at risk of complications from the flu.

Flu shots are widely available at many local pharmacies, physician offices, and clinics. To find a location nearest you visit the Influenza Clinic webpage at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

In addition to getting the flu shot, current COVID-19 precautions can help prevent the spread of the flu:

  • Stay home if feeling unwell
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Clean and sanitize commonly-used surfaces frequently
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or tissue and washing hands afterwards
  • Remain 2 metres distance from those outside of your household
  • Wear a face covering

For more information, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

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For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391