Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Available in Peterborough Region
Written by Comms Team, November 2, 2022
Peterborough Public Health to Host Flu Clinics for Eligible Residents
Beginning November 1, the influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be available to all residents over the age of six months who live, work, or attend school in Ontario. Residents can receive an influenza vaccine through their health care provider, participating pharmacies, and at Peterborough Public Health Clinics.
Peterborough Public Health will be providing influenza vaccine clinics for children ages 6 months to 2 years and their household members who do not have a local primary care provider. These clinics will be held on November 8, 2022, December 13, 2022, and January 10, 2023. Peterborough Public Health will also be providing a community influenza vaccine clinic at the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. More information about these flu clinics are available at Peterborough Public Health.
“Flu activity has started in the Peterborough region. Two facility outbreaks of the season have already been declared and community cases are expected to increase as the weather gets colder and people spend more time indoors,” says Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “Layering on the same protections that have worked against COVID-19, such as masking with an N95/KN95 mask, staying home when sick, and now receiving a flu shot are the best ways to protect yourself and your family from severe illness from the influenza virus.”
Eligible residents can book an appointment at a Peterborough Public Health clinic by calling 705-743-1000 ext. 331.
Residents are reminded that children ages 6 months to under 5 years should not receive any other vaccine, including the influenza vaccine, 14 days before or after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals ages 5 and older can get their COVID-19 and influenza vaccine on the same day. The flu shot will NOT be offered at the Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.
For a list of local participating pharmacies, please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 352