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Thunder Bay District Health Unit vaccine campaign underway

By CJ Goater Oct 11, 2023 | 6:16 PM

Mayor Ken Boshcoff receiving his flu and covid-19 vaccine

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has launched its fall flu and COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

Currently, only high-risk members of the community are eligible to book an appointment.

Community members now eligible for COVID-19 and flu vaccines include:

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Children 6 months to 4 years of age (due to influenza risk)
  • Indigenous people and their household members
  • Individuals 6 months of age and older with a chronic illness or underlying health condition
  • Residents and staff of congregate living settings (e.g., nursing homes, retirement homes)
  • Members of racialized and other equity-deserving communities
  • Health care workers and first responders

The general population will be eligible to receive their vaccines at the end of the month.

Book your COVID-19 shot online in advance. All individuals who book a COVID-19 shot will also be offered the flu vaccine simultaneously.

“We encourage that individuals receive their flu and COVID vaccine at the same time, it is safe and it is convenient, so that individuals can ensure they are protected against both diseases at the same time,” said Laura Dennis Program Manager of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

TBDHU’s vaccine clinic is located at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds.

Local pharmacies and health care providers are also set to deliver vaccines, but currently the Thunder Bay Health Unit is the only location to receive vaccines so far.