Protect Against the Flu
The flu (influenza) is a contagious virus that anyone can get. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself from catching it, or spreading it to others.
The Flu Shot Is Your Best Defence
The flu shot is:
- safe (including for kids and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding)
- available from your doctor or nurse practitioner, and at participating pharmacies and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
- proven to reduce the number of doctor visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu
- different each year because the virus changes frequently – so you need to get it every fall
Flu season runs from late fall to early spring. Be sure to get your shot as soon as it is available because it takes two weeks to take effect.
This year, the influenza vaccine will be offered by Public Health through community clinics at a variety of locations throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties as well as through booked appointments. The vaccine is available at no cost to any person over the age of 6 months who lives, works or attends school in Ontario. The influenza vaccine is also available through participating pharmacists (except for children under age 5), and your health care provider.
Wellington: Wellington & District Community Centre (Lehigh Arena), 111 Belleville Street - Thursay, Oct. 24, 10:00am – 3:00 pm
Batawa: Batawa Community Centre, 81 Plant Street - Friday, Nov. 1, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Stirling: St. Paul’s United Church, 104 Church Street - Monday, Nov. 4, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Belleville: Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West - Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Trenton: NEW LOCATION - Royal Canadian Legion, 19 Quinte Street - Monday, Nov. 18, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Picton: Salvation Army, 46 Elizabeth Street - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Tweed: Tweed Agricultural Society White Building, 617 Louisa Street - Friday, Nov. 15, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Marmora: Marmora and Lake Community Hub, 37 Forsyth Street - Monday, Nov. 25, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Madoc: Trinity United Church, 76 St. Lawrence Street East - Thursday, Nov. 28, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Flu Shots by Appointment
To book an appointment in Belleville please call 613-966-5500 x 221
To book an appointment in Trenton please call 613-394-4831
To book an appointment in Bancroft please call 613-332-4555
To book an appointment in Picton please call 613-966-5500 x 221