Influenza Immunization (Flu Shot)

Huron Perth Public Heath (HPPH) encourages everyone over the age of 6 months old to get the influenza vaccine each fall to protect against the virus and stop the spread of influenza in our community.

Please note that while the influenza vaccine protects against the influenza virus, it does not protect against COVID-19.

Where to get the influenza vaccine (flu shot)

You can get the influenza vaccine:

  • Through your family doctor's office or nurse practitioner (ages 6 months and older)
  • At pharmacies across Huron and Perth counties (ages 5 years and older)
  • If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get the influenza vaccine through Huron Perth Public Health. (See below for more information)

Remember, when getting the flu shot, follow COVID-19 public health measures:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • Maintain physical distance from those outside your household, following signage and markers
  • Stay home if you are sick, feeling unwell, or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Pharmacies

The influenza vaccine is available for people ages 5 and over at the following pharmacies in Perth and Huron counties. Call your local pharmacy to book an appointment or find out how to get your influenza vaccine at the pharmacy.

New for 2020! Pharmacies will have the High Dose Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (TIV) for individuals aged 65 and older. 

Workplaces: Pharmacy locations marked with an asterisk * may provide influenza immunizations to workplaces. Contact the pharmacy for information.

Bayfield

Blyth

Brussels

Clinton

Exeter

Goderich

Listowel

Milverton

Mitchell

St. Marys

Stratford

Wingham

Zurich

* This pharmacy may provide  influenza immunizations to workplaces. Contact the pharmacy for information.

Community clinics

North Perth

North Perth Family Heath Team

  • Flu shot clinics for patients of Listowel Clinic and residents of North Perth  
  • Call the Family Health Team for more information: 519-291-4200 or visit the North Perth Family Health Team website.
 St. Marys
Flu shot clinics for residents of St. Marys and surrounding rural area. Call the Happy Valley Family Health Team to book an appointment: 519-284-3450. Please see available dates and times.

HPPH clinics for children under 5 without a family doctor

Who can attend

Anyone who does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

Booking your appointment

An appointment is required to allow for proper physical distancing at our clinics. Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time.

To book your appointment:

Perth residents call: 1-888-221-2133 extension 3291

Huron residents call: 1-888-221-2133 extension 2025

  • Appointments are 10 minutes, with an additional 15 minute wait time after your immunization. 

Clinic dates and locations: 

Stratford: Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Building 
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wingham: Wingham Legion
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 | 
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Seaforth: Seaforth & District Community Centre
Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 |  2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 What to bring to your appointment

  • Your Ontario Health Card, if you have one
  • A mask or face-covering is required for anyone over the age of 2
  • Please wear a short sleeve shirt or sleeve that can be easily rolled up
  • If possible, bring a watch or cell phone to monitor your 15 minute wait time after your immunization

Thank you to the Wingham Legion, Stratford Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans, and the Municipality of Huron East for donating their space for our clinics.