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Drop in to one of these clinics to get your free flu shot. You can also make an appointment at a Public Health immunization clinic. Locations include Mount Forest, Guelph, Orangeville, Fergus, and Shelburne. Call 1-800-265-7293.

Date

City/Town

Location

Clinic time

Friday October 24

Orangeville

Orangeville and District Senior Centre, 26 Bythia St. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday October 28

Fergus

Victoria Park Senior Centre, 150 Albert St. W. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday October 29

Guelph

Evergreen Senior Centre, 683 Woolwich St. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday October 30

Guelph

Shelldale Public Health clinic [map]

3-7 p.m.

Tuesday November 4

Orangeville

Compass Community Church (corner of Hockley Rd. and Hwy. 10) [map]

3-7 p.m.

Wednesday November 5

Fergus

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Gord Brown Hall, 550 Belsyde Ave. E. [map]

3-7 p.m.

Thursday November 6

Guelph

Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. [map]

3-7 p.m.

If none of these dates and locations work for you, you can also get your flu shot:

If you prefer the nasal spray vaccine to a needle

FluMist is a flu vaccine given as a gentle mist that is sprayed into both nostrils. FluMist is available for those between the ages of 2 and 59. You must make an appointment to get FluMist (it’s not available at drop-in clinics). The cost for FluMist is $20.

More information:

Everyone is welcome to visit our new facility and learn more about Public Health programs and services in Guelph and Wellington county. Flu shots will be offered as well. 

  • When: Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Public Health office at 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph [view map]

Photo of new building

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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a virus that has been linked to recent illness in the United States and in Alberta.

Symptoms are similar to a cold and may include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Breathing difficulties

EV-D68 is spread via secretions from the nose and throat when someone coughs or sneezes. Touching contaminated surfaces and objects, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes, can also lead to infection.

Reduce your risk

Lower your chance of getting many viral infections, including EV-D68 by:

  • Cleaning your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay two metres (six feet) away from people who are sick
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

For more information:

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