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Free flu shots now available across the Algoma region

Contact the Elliot Lake Family Health Team to book an appointment
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Algoma Public Health (APH) has issued a notice stating that flu shots are now available to some residents in the Algoma region.

Elliot Lake residents can contact the Elliot Lake Family Health Team by calling 705-461-8882 to book an appointment for when shots become available.

Residents can also obtain a free flu shot from their primary healthcare provider and participating pharmacies in the area.

Full text of the notice issued by APH follows:

The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months and older.

Immunization against the flu will be important this fall with other respiratory illnesses also circulating in our communities.

The flu shot helps to protect individual, family, and community health and prevents increases in flu-related hospital visits.

You can get the free flu shot from:
    •    Your primary healthcare provider
    •    Participating pharmacies
    •    Public health community clinics

Flu shots will be widely available through participating pharmacies and primary care providers in the coming weeks. Get your flu shot as soon as it is available to you.

For those who are interested in getting the flu shot at a public health community clinic, here’s how:

Sault Ste. Marie and area

Starting Oct. 13, 2021 at 9 a.m., Sault Ste. Marie and area residents, those aged 65 and older and families with children five and under can book an appointment for a community clinic being held in October. To book an appointment, please call 705-541-7370. Phone lines open at 9 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2021.

Starting Monday, Oct. 18, appointments will open for November and December for any age through an online booking system or by calling 705-541-7370.

Blind River and area

Appointments are now available. To book an appointment for a community clinic please call 705-356-2551 ext. 5010.

Wawa and area

Appointments are now available. To book an appointment for a community clinic please call 705-856-7208.

Elliot Lake and area

To book an appointment for a community clinic, please call the Elliot Lake Family Health Team at appointment 705-461-8882.

Learn more about the flu shot here.