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Flu Shot Clinics

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, December 10, 2015 3:56 PM

The flu shot is part of an immunization program that offers influenza vaccine free of charge each year to all persons six months of age and older who live, work or attend school in Ontario.

The flu shot can be accessed several ways:

  • Pharmacies (30 across Lambton) - please note pharmacies can't give flu vaccine to children under 5 years old
  • Health Care Providers (contact your doctor or health care provider)
  • Community Clinics (dates have now passed)

List of Participating Pharmacies (PDF)

Who should receive the seasonal flu shot?

All Ontarians should get their flu shot. Unless there is a medical reason not to, everyone aged 6 months or older can benefit from getting the seasonal flu shot.

High Risk Clients

Some people run a higher risk of experiencing complications or hospitalization if they contract the flu. High-risk groups include children under 5, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with underlying health conditions.

For more information about the flu, symptoms, high-risk groups, and tips to avoid the flu visit the website ontario.ca/flu.


Prevent the spread of the flu virus


Not sure if you have the flu?

Speak to a registered nurse:
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-000 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007)


If your child is suffering from the flu, you should seek medical care immediately if his or her symptoms improve and then suddenly become worse. In addition, seek care if you notice any of the following signs:

  • fast or difficult breathing
  • bluish or dark-coloured lips or skin
  • drowsiness to the point where he or she cannot be easily wakened
  • severe crankiness or not wanting to be held
  • dehydration - not drinking enough fluids and not going to the bathroom regularly

Resources:

Fact Sheet - Influenza & the Injectable Flu Vaccine

Fact Sheet - Influenza & the Intranasal Flu Vaccine


Websites:

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care www.health.gov.on.ca

About the flu shot - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion www.immunize.cpha.ca

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov/flu


Information phone lines:

Lambton community flu clinics:

  • Flu Clinic Info Line (Lambton): 519-383-3812, 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3812

Information about seasonal flu:

  • ServiceOntario INFOline: 1-877-234-4343 (TTY: 1-800-387-5559)

To speak with a registered nurse:

  • Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007)

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