It’s time to get your flu shot. We’ve made it easy!
The Porcupine Health Unit encourages everyone to receive the influenza vaccine. We will be offering free community-based immunization clinics throughout the month of November. You can also call your primary health care provider or visit your local pharmacy to receive your influenza vaccine.
Again this year, you’ll be able to book your flu shot appointment on line. All public Porcupine Health Unit flu clinics throughout our area are listed on our website, so you’ll be able to pick the time that works for you.
Influenza is a serious, acute respiratory infection that can cause serious complications and may result in hospitalization. It spreads from person to person through direct contact, or through coughing and sneezing. It typically lasts 2-7 days, but can last longer in the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent the flu and to protect your family and the ones you care for.
We offer 2 options, an injectable vaccine or a nasal mist (only for children 2 to 17 years of age).