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 local public health units across the province
- 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.
Batawa: Batawa Community Centre 81 Plant Street - Friday, Nov. 3 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stirling: St. Paul’s United Church 104 Church Street - Monday, Nov.6 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Belleville: Maranatha Church 100 College Street West - Tuesday, Nov 7 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Picton: Salvation Army, 46 Elizabeth Street - Wednesday Nov.8 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Trenton: Knights of Columbus Hall 57 Stella Crescent - Thursday, Nov.16 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marmora: Marmora and Lake Community Hub 37 Forsyth Street - Monday, Nov. 20 10:00 am –3:00 pm
Tweed: Tweed Agricultural Society White Building, 27 Louisa Street - Wednesday, Nov.22 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wellington: Essroc Centre Wellington Arena 111 Belleville Street - Wednesday, Nov.29 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Madoc: Trinity United Church 76 St. Lawrence Street East Thursday - Dec. 7 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Flu Shots Appointments
To book an appointment in Belleville please call 613-966-5500 x221
To book an appointment in Trenton please call 613-394-4831
To book an appointment in Bancroft please call 613-332-4555 - *appointments available after October 30th
To book an appointment in Picton please call 613-966-5500 x221
Want to find other locations to get your flu shot? Ontario Flu Shot Locator
Want to find out more about influenza? Visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts for more information.