Influenza / Flu

2019 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

Note: As of 2019, the nasal spray form of influenza vaccine is no longer available in Canada.

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

Date / Time

Location

October 21: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Elections Canada Voting Station
October 22: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (tentative) School (Students and Staff)
October 25: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Friday Night Bingo
October 28: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Drive Around (Homecare Clients)
November 5: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Traveling Clinics:

  • Band Office
  • Big Building
  • RCMP

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre, starting from November 6, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Behchokǫ̀

Date / Time

Location

November 7: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Health Centre
November 14: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Health Centre
November 19: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Health Centre

Flu shots are also available at the health centre from:

  • November 4 to 8, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • November 18 to 22, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

 

Colville Lake

Flu shots are available at the health cabin from November 4 to 8, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Délînê

Date / Time

Location

November 15: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northern Store
November 22: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CO-OP
November 29: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northern Store

Flu shots are also available at the health centre from:

  • November 6 and 7, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • November 12 to 15, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • November 18 to 22, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • November 25 to 29, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Fort Good Hope

Date / Time

Location

October 24 Elder's Tea
November 6: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northern Store
November 8: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM School
November 13: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CO-OP
November 22: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Band Office

Flu shots are also available at the health centre from:

  • November 4 to 8, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • November 12 to 15, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • November 18 to 22, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • November 25 to 29, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Fort Liard

Starting October 25, flu shots are available by appointment at the Health Centre. Walk-ins are accepted every Wednesday afternoon.

Fort McPherson

Flu shots are also available at the health centre, Monday to Friday, during regular clinic hours.

Fort Providence

Date / Time

Location

October 24: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northern Store
October 25: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Big River
October 30: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Northern Store

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 4:00 PM and 4:45 PM.

Fort Resolution

Flu shots are available at the Health Centre. Please contact the Health Centre for an appointment. 

Fort Simpson

Date / Time

Location

October 25: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Health Centre
October 29: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Health Centre
October 30: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Northern Store

Flu shots are also available after October 30th by regular appointment with a Community Health Nurse. 

Fort Smith

Date / Time

Location

October 30: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Aurora College, Thebacha Campus
(Health and Career Fair)

November 5: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Kaeser's Stores
November 7: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Kaeser's Stores
November 14: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kaeser's Stores

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre walk-in every Monday after October 30 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Gamètì

Date / Time

Location

November 4: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Health Centre

November 5: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Health Centre
November 6: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Health Centre
November 7: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Health Centre
November 8: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Health Centre
November 8: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM School

Hay River

Date / Time

Location

November 7: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Recreation Centre – Community Hall
(Annual Health Fair)
November 12: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Public Health
November 13: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Public Health
November 14: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Public Health
November 15: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Public Health

Inuvik

Date / Time

Location

October 18: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM School East 3 (School Staff)
October 21 Billy Moore and Charlotte Vehus
October 22: Morning Long Term Care
October 22: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hospital Entrance
October 23: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM IDC Office
October 23: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Stanton
October 29: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Children's First (Staff)
October 29: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Children's First (Kids)
November 1: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Northmart
November 8: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Northmart

Jean Marie River

Flu shots will be given at the Health Cabin on November 6. Please contact the Community Health Worker for an appointment. 

Kakisa

Date / Time

Location

October 31: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Kakisa Band Office

Nahanni Butte

Flu shots will be given at the Health Cabin on November 26 and 28. Please contact the Community Health Worker for an appointment. 

Ndilo

Date / Time

Location

November 27: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Kalemi Dene School

Norman Wells

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center from October 30 to November 29, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Paulatuk

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center on October 29, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Sachs Harbour

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center until the end of December, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, during regular clinic hours.

Sambaa K'e

Flu shots will be given at the Health Cabin on November 19 and 20. Please contact the Community Health Worker for an appointment.

Tsiigehtchic

Date / Time

Location

November 8: 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

School (Community Breakfast)

Flu shots are also available at the health centre, Monday to Friday, during regular clinic hours.

Tuktoyaktuk

Date / Time

Location

November 1: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stantons

Northern

November 4: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mangiluak School
November 22: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stantons

Northern

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre, starting from November 1, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Tulita

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center starting October 23, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Ulukhaktok

Date / Time

Location

October 30: 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Elders and Home Care Clients

November 4: 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM Health Centre
November 7: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

School

Flu shots are also available at the Health Centre, starting from November 4, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, between 4:00 PM and 4:45 PM.

Wekweètì

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center from November 12 to 15, between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Whatì

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center from November 4 to 8, between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Wrigley

Flu shots will be given at the Health Center on a walk-in basis beginning November 4.

Yellowknife

Date / Time

Location

November 2: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Multiplex Gym
November 6: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 7: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 8: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Northern United Place
November 16: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CO-OP
November 30: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CO-OP

Resources (www.canada.ca/flu)