Flu Vaccine Information

Flu Shot Page

Contact(s)

On this page you will find: flu shot clinic information, facts about influenza, and useful resources about influenza.

Clinic Information

If you live near North Bay or Parry Sound, call the Health Unit to book your flu shot appointment. Call 1-800-563-2808 ext. 2349 for North Bay and ext. 3205 in Parry Sound.

You can also get your flu shot at one of our community clinics throughout our district. To see a list of our clinics as well as the flu shot schedule, see below:

 Flu Clinic Schedule

Pour la version française: (.PDF) 

 Burk's Falls

Contact your health care provider, or visit the Health Unit. Call ahead to book your appointment in North Bay or Parry Sound. 1-800-563-2808 ext. 2349 for North Bay, and ext. 3205 in Parry Sound.

 Callander

Contact your health care provider

Pharmacy:

Callander IDA
93 Main Street West
705-752-3388

 Corbeil
Contact your health care provider or visit the Health Unit. Call ahead to book your appointment in North Bay or Parry Sound. 1-800-563-2808 ext. 2349 for North Bay, and ext. 3205 in Parry Sound.
 Field

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

Paroisse Notre Dame des Victoires
13643 Highway 64
Nov. 13th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 Magnetawan

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

Magnetawan Friendship Club
Albert Street
Nov. 14th 4:00-5:00 pm

 Mattawa

Contact your  health care provider

Clinic:

Mattawa Golden Age
464 Poplar Street
Oct. 30th 4:30-6:00 pm

 McKellar

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

McKellar Community Centre
701 Hwy 124
Nov 21st 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Phelps (Redbridge)

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

Phelps Golden Age Centre
North River Road
Nov. 10th 1:30-2:30pm

 North Bay

Clinic at the Health Unit (681 Commercial Street) Saturday, November 18th from 10 am to 1 pm

Contact your health care provider

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
681 Commercial Street
705-474-1400 / 1-800-563-2808 ext 2349 to book an appointment

Pharmacies:

Phil's Lakeshore Pharmacy
41 Lakeshore Drive
705-476-4016

Kalvin Brown Pharmasave
239 Main Street East
705-478-8836

Shoppers Drug Mart 
2025 Cassells Street   
705-474-8200  

Shoppers Drug Mart
276 Lakeshore Drive
705-476-3244

Shoppers Drug Mart
66 Josephine Street
705-497-8542

Your Independent Pharmacy
1 Laurentian Avenue
705-472-8155

North Bay Guardian Pharmacy
1950 Algonquin Avenue
705-472-5500

Algonquin Pharmasave       
1221 Algonquin Avenue      
705-474-8630                        

Metro Pharmacy
390 Lakeshore Drive
705-840-2999

North Bay Regional Pharmacy
50 College Drive
705-495-8117

Rexall
1205 Fisher Street
705-476-2307

Northern Shores Pharmacy
10 Maplewood Avenue
705-474-9999

Walmart Pharmacy
1500 Fisher Street
705-472-4877

Canadian Addiction Treatment Pharmacy
456 Ferguson Street, 2nd Floor
705-472-4222

Robinson's Trout Lake Pharmacy
2547 Trout Lake Road
705-494-4515

 Parry Sound

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Parry Sound Office
70 Joseph Street
705-746- 5801 / 1-800-563-2808 ext 3205 to book an appointment

Pharmacies:

Lane Family Pharmacy    
4 Pine Drive                       
705-746-2187 

Shoppers Drug Mart        
90 Bowes Street               
705-746-2932  
                 
Pollard IDA
37 Seguin Street
705-746-2581

Walmart Pharmacy
1 Pine Drive
705-746-5772

 Powassan

Contact your health care provider

Pharmacy:

Glenn's Pharmacy    
496 Main Street        
705-724-2741             

Clement IDA
497 Main Street
705-724-3523

 South River

Contact your health care provider

Pharmacy:

South River Pharmacy
22 Marie Street
705-386-0636

  Sturgeon Falls

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

Sturgeon Falls Recreation Centre
Hall of Fame Room
210 Clark Street
Nov 8th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pharmacies:

No Frills Pharmacy   
12035 Hwy #17        
705-753-5850

IDA Drug Mart
1228 King Street
705-753-0150

 Sundridge

Contact your health care provider

Clinic:

Sundridge Community Centre
110 Main Street
Nov 22nd 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 Verner

Contact your health care provider

Pharmacy:

Pharmacie Nipissing Pharmacy
26 Principale Street East
705-581-2031

Adults and children 5 years of age and older can also receive their flu shot at their local pharmacy. See what pharmacies will be offering flu shots in your community. Appointments can also be made at your family physician's office.

Proof of legal guardianship/permission will be requested by the immunizing public health nurse when bringing a child other than your own to receive their flu vaccine.

Save some time, fill out the flu shot consent form before coming in to the Health Unit:

Adults (18 and older): ENG / FR

Children (under 18): ENG / FR

Facts about Influenza

What is Influenza?

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious and common respiratory illness caused by a virus.

How is it different from a cold?

Influenza causes more severe illness than a common cold, and can lead to severe health problems for some people. Influenza can also cause death in some of our most vulnerable populations. For more information go to: Is it a cold or the flu? 

How is influenza spread?

Most of the time influenza is spread from person to person by droplets or direct contact. When you sneeze, cough, talk, or sing, you spray droplets up to one meter (about three feet). The flu virus is also spread by touching a contaminated surface or kissing someone. The virus can survive on unwashed hands for 5 minutes, on tissues or clothing for 8 - 10 hours and on hard surfaces, such as tables or telephones, for 2 days.

When is the flu contagious (when can it be spread)?

Most adults can spread the flu virus from 24 hours before they have symptoms, and up to 3-5 days after their symptoms develop. Children and some adults may be contagious for seven or more days after the onset of symptoms.

How to protect against the flu

  • Get your flu shot
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve
  • Stay home when sick

What to do if you are sick, or a family member is sick

Stay home and avoid contact with other people until your symptoms are gone. If you are a person at high risk of flu-related complications, contact your health care provider. Tell them about your symptoms.

See a health care provider immediately if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • shortness of breath
  • fast or trouble breathing
  • pain in your chest
  • blueish or grey skin colour
  • bloody or coloured mucous in your mouth or spit
  • sudden dizziness or confusion
  • severe or ongoing vomiting
  • a high fever (39°C and above) that lasts more than 3 days

Tell your health care provider about your flu symptoms over the phone before your appointment. That way, they can arrange to see you without exposing other people to the virus.

Also see a health care provider if you are caring for a child who is sick with the flu and is:

  • not drinking or eating as usual
  • not waking up or interacting with others
  • irritable (not wanting to play or be held)

Flu activity in our community

 You can find out about the number of lab-confirmed flu cases at: Influenza Activity in our District page

Resources


Back to clinic information

North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
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