Influenza / Flu

2017 Walk-In Flu Clinics

October to April is Flu Season. The best protection is an annual flu shot. This vaccine is provided free of charge to all residents of the NWT who are 6 months of age and older.

The following people are at higher risk for influenza-related complications and are encouraged to get the flu shot:

  • children between 6 months to 5 years of age
  • pregnant women
  • adults 65 and older
  • individuals who are extremely overweight
  • individuals living in chronic care facilities, regardless of age
  • individuals of any age with chronic medical conditions such as lung disease including asthma, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, neurological conditions or cancer.

In addition, people capable of passing the flu on to these high risk individuals are also encouraged to get the flu shot. This includes:

  • health care workers
  • close household contacts living with individuals who have chronic disease
  • families with infants less than 6 months of age or those expecting a newborn
  • individuals who provide childcare on a regular basis to children
  • individuals who work in closed settings with people  such as mines, correctional facilities, and schools

No appointment is necessary at the following public clinics:

Note: If a clinic schedule for your health centre is not listed here, please contact your local health centre directly for more information.


Aklavik

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre from Monday to Friday, during regular clinic hours.

Behchokǫ̀

Date / Time

Location

October 31: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Halloween Themed Flu Vaccine Clinic, Health Centre
November 2: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 3: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jimmy Erasmus Senior Home
November 10: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Northern Store
November 16: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 22: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 28: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Health Centre
November 28: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Northern Store

Fort Good Hope

Date / Time

Location

October 28: 1:00 PM -4:00 PM Health Centre
November 4: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 9: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lunch/tea afternoon for elders
November 11: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 13: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Band Office
November 13: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Yamoga Land Corporation
November 14: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern Store
November 15: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CO-OP
November 17: Casino Night Band Office
November 22: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chief T'Selehye School 
November 22: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Daycare

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre from October 23 to November 10, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Fort Liard

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre starting October 30, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Fort Providence

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre starting October 30, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Fort Resolution

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre from Monday to Friday, during regular clinic hours.

Fort Simpson

Date / Time

Location

October 30: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Elders Care Home
October 31: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Elders Care Home
November 1: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 2: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 3: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 6: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Centre
November 7: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Centre

Fort Smith

Date / Time

Location

October 24: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Health Fair, Recreation Centre
November 9: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kaesars
November 16: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kaesars

Flu shots also available at the Health Centre every Monday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, after October 24.

Gamètı̀

Date / Time

Location

November 1: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 2: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 3: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 6: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 7: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 8: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 9: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre
November 10: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Health Centre

Hay River

Date / Time

Location

November 2: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

Inuvik

Date / Time

Location

October 19: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Ingamo Hall

October 27: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hospital (Staff)
November 3: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Northmart
November 10: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Northmart

Flu shots will be given at the Public Health Unit from October 30 to November 6, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Jean Marie River

Please contact the local Community Health Worker for more information.

Łutselk’e

Date / Time

Location

November 3: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Community Hall

November 17: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

To Be Confirmed

Flu shots also available at the Health Centre on weekdays, except Thursday and statutory holidays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Nahanni Butte

Please contact the local Community Health Worker for more information.

Norman Wells 


Date / Time

Location

November 2: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Health Centre (Elder's Tea)

November 19: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Yamouri Restaurant

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center starting October 30 to the beginning of December, from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM.

Sachs Harbour

Flu shots will be given at the Health Centre from Monday to Friday between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

Sambaa K’e

Please contact the local Community Health Worker for more information.

Tuktoyaktuk

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre, from Monday to Thursday, between 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

Ulukhaktok

Flu shots will be given at the Health Centre starting November 14, from Monday to Friday between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

Wekweètì

Date / Time

Location

November 15: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
November 16: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
December 5: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
December 6: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre
December 7: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Health Centre

Whatı̀

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center from October 23 to 27, between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM.

Wrigley

Flu shots are available at the Health Cabin from November 9 until November 29, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Yellowknife

Date / Time

Location

October 24: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Baker Centre (Seniors Only)
November 4: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CO-OP
November 8: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 9: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 10: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 18: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CO-OP
November 24: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Centre Square Mall
December 1: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Centre Square Mall

Resources (www.canada.ca/flu)