Flu clinics starting this week

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Huron Perth Public Health is providing the flu shot at clinics for children 6 months to under 5 years of age, and their families.

These immunizations will be available for those without a primary care provider, like a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

To ensure safe physical distancing, appointments are required.

Huron Perth Public Health clinics:
Seaforth & District Community Centre on Monday, Nov. 9
Stratford Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Building on Thursday, Nov. 12
Wingham Legion on Thursday, Nov. 12

The clinics will run between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and are by appointment only.

To book an appointment, residents in Huron can call 1-888-221-2133 ext. 2025 and Perth County residents can call 1-888-221-2133 ext. 3291.

The health unit also compiled a list of pharmacies where the flu shot is available but again, appointments must be made. That list can be found here.

There is also a community flu shot clinic for residents of North Perth and patients of the Listowel Clinic. Again it is by appointment only.

Appointments can be made by calling 519-291-4200 and the available dates are:
Friday, November 6 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 19 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Health officials are asking those attending flu immunization appointments to follow COVID-19 public health measures:
Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
Maintain physical distance from those outside your household
Wear a face covering or mask
Stay home if you are sick, feeling unwell, or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms