Influenza Vaccine Has Arrived Locally!

Written by Comms Team, October 25, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Offering Clinics for Children Under Two Years without a Healthcare Provider; November 15 Clinic in Millbrook for All Area Residents

Peterborough Public Health announced it is holding several free influenza immunization clinics in the coming months targeted to groups who otherwise can’t access the flu shot.

“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 are pleased to offer these dedicated clinics to make flu vaccinations as accessible as possible,” explained Patti Fitzgerald, Manager, Infectious Diseases Program. “Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent you and your loved ones from feeling ill. The flu season can be unpredictable, and it remains important to keep people feeling well and out of hospitals.”

Mrs. Fitzgerald noted that young children, pregnant women, and seniors are particularly at risk of complications from the flu.

A series of flu shot clinics are also taking place exclusively for families with children under two years old who do not have a healthcare provider (pharmacies do not vaccinate children under two years). Appointments can be booked by calling 705-743-1000, ext. 507, and all clinics take place at Peterborough Public Health on 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough. Booking will open up approximately three weeks before each clinic date:

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For residents over the age of two, 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

On Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:00 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 are required and can be booked in advance by calling 705-743-1000, ext. 507. There will not be a walk-in option this year.

In addition to getting the flu shot, following 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

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