2020 Seasonal Flu Clinics

COVID-19 and the Seasonal Flu Vaccine

This year, getting the flu vaccine will look a little different. In consideration for COVID-19 safety measures, the NTHSSA is working to ensure access to flu vaccines remains safe and convenient for the public. 

All persons must bring their own mask to wear while attending the clinics. If you have any symptoms of illness (cough, sore throat, fever, etc.) please postpone your vaccination appointment until your symptoms have cleared.

How to Get Your Flu Shot

You can get a flu vaccination by either requesting an appointment or attending a flu vaccine clinic. Flu clinics will be available during set times at pre-determined locations in your community. Each clinic will have rules in place to observe COVID-19 safety measures, so please contact your local clinic for more details. Please bring your own mask to wear at all appointments.

You will also be able to call Public Health to request an appointment.


Regional Flu Clinics 

Please note: flu clinic information is being finalized during the week of October 5-9th. Dates below are accurate as of October 6th, 2020. Please check back if you do not see your community details below. All communities will have flu clinic availabiltiy.

BEAUFORT DELTA REGION (NTHSSA)

Fort McPherson

Daily, starting Oct 13

10:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-4:00pm

Community Health Centre

867-952-2586

Walk-in clinics; clients can call their local health centre to book appointments ahead of time.

Aklavik

Community Health Centre

867-978-2516

Tuktoyaktuk

Community Health Centre

867-977-2321

Ulukhaktok

Community Health Centre

867-396-3111

Sachs Harbour

Community Health Centre

867-690-4181

Paulatuk

Community Health Centre

867-580-3231

Tsiigehtchic

Starting Oct 26

Community Health Centre

867-953-3361

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

Inuvik

Oct 23-24

10:00am-5:00pm

Ingamo Hall

Inuvik Public Health

 867-777-7246

Walk-in clinic Oct 23-24. Starting Oct 26, clients can arrange a vaccination appointment through Public Health.

DEH CHO REGION (NTHSSA)

Fort Liard

Nov 2-6

10:00am-4:00pm

Community Health Centre

867-770-4301

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

Fort Providence

Nov 2-6

10:00am-4:00pm

Community Health Centre

867-699-4311

Fort Simpson

Nov 2-6

10:00am-4:00pm

Community Health Centre

867-695-7000

Wrigley

Nov 2-6

To Be Determined

Community Health Cabin

867-581-3441

Sambaa K’e

Nov 10-11

To Be Determined

Community Health Cabin

867-206-2838

Jean Marie River

Nov 23

To Be Determined

Community Health Cabin

867-809-2900

Nahanni Butte

Nov 17-18

To Be Determined

Community Health Cabin

867-602-2203

Kakisa

Nov 11

10:00am-3:30pm

To Be Determined

Please contact the band office for details and to make an appointment.

Enterprise

To Be Determined

FORT SMITH REGION (NTHSSA)

Fort Smith

Oct 24

9:00am-5:00pm

Salt River First Nation Business and Conference Centre

 

Public Health

867-872-6203

Walk-in clinic Oct 24-30.

Starting November 2nd, the flu vaccine will be available every Monday by walk-in and by appointment.

Fort Smith

Oct 25

9:00am-5:00pm

Fort Smith

Oct 26

9:00am-5:00pm

Fort Smith

Oct 27

9:00am-8:00pm

Fort Smith

Oct 28

9:00am-5:00pm

Fort Smith

Oct 29

9:00am-8:00pm

Fort Smith

Oct 30

9:00am-5:00pm

HAY RIVER (Hay River Health and Social Services Authority)

Hay River

Oct 26-30

9:00am-4:30pm

Previous Medical Clinic Building, 38 Woodland Drive

867-874-8400

 Flu clinic will be by appointment only. Residents are required to call Public Health to book an appointment at 874-8400. Clients must call 875-7391 upon arrival for their appointment and wait in their vehicle/outside the building until an HRHSSA employee escorts them inside.

Nov 2-6

9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Nov 12

Every Thursday,

1:00pm-4:00pm

Public Health

Call Public Health at 867-874-4000 to book an appointment.

K’atlodeeche

Oct 29-30

Ann Buggins Wellness Centre and Judith Fabian Home

874-3560

Flu clinic will be by appointment only.

Enterprise

Nov 10

10:00am-3:00pm

Enterprise Community Hall

 

 

Residents are required to call Public Health to book an appointment at

867-874-8400.

 

 

SAHTU REGION (NTHSSA)

Norman Wells

Daily, starting Oct 13th

Community Health Centre

867-587-3333

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

 

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

Tulita

Daily, starting Oct 13th

Community Health Centre

867-588-4251

Fort Good Hope

Daily, starting Oct 13th

Community Health Centre

867-598-3333

Deline

Daily, starting Oct 13th

Community Health Centre

867-589-5555

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

Colville Lake

Oct 20, during nursing visits

Health Cabin

867-709-2409

TLICHO (Tlicho Community Services Agency)

Bechoko

Nov 2-6

Community Health Centre

867-392-6075

No walk-in clinics.  Clients can call the local health centre to book an appointment.  Home visits will also be provided to administer the vaccination.

Whati

Community Health Centre

867-573-3261

Gameti

Community Health Centre

867 997-3141

Wekweeti

Community Health Centre

867-713-2904

YELLOWKNIFE REGION (NTHSSA)

Yellowknife

Oct 27-Oct 30

9:00am-6:00pm

Multiplex, DND Gym

Public Health

Online appointment booking for mass clinic Oct 27-Nov 1. From Nov-Jan, clients can arrange a vaccination appointment through Public Health.

767-9120

Yellowknife

Oct 31-Nov 1

10:00am-4:00pm

Multiplex, DND Gym

Public Health

Yellowknife

November-January,            Mon/Wes/Fri 8:45am-4:00pm

Public Health

767-9120

Yellowknife Seniors Clinic

Oct 15

9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Bakers Centre

Call Public Health at 767-9120 to book an appointment.

N’Dilo

Nov 3

1:00pm-4:00pm

Community Centre Gym

Walk-in clinic

Dettah

Nov 2

3:00pm-5:00pm

Community Centre Gym

Walk-in clinic

Fort Resolution

Oct 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

Community Health Centre

867-394-4511

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre.

Oct 27

1:00pm-4:30pm

6:30pm-8:30pm

Oct 29

1:00pm-4:30pm

6:30pm-8:30pm

Nov 3

1:00pm-4:30pm

6:30pm-8:30pm

Nov 5

1:00pm-4:30pm

6:30pm-8:30pm

Lutsel K’e

Oct 19-30

Community Health Centre

867-370-3111

Clients can book an appointment by calling the local Community Health Centre. Home visits will also be provided to administer the vaccination.

Download a PDF of the above chart here


Are you high-risk for flu complications?

You are considered a high-risk individual if you are:

  • a person with health conditions, such as:
    • cancer and other immune compromising conditions
    • diabetes
    • heart disease
    • lung disease
    • anemia
    • obesity
    • kidney disease
    • neurologic or neurodevelopment conditions
    • children up to 18 years of age undergoing treatment for long periods with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
  • 65 years and older
  • living in nursing homes or other long-term care facility
  • under 5 years of age
  • pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • an Indigenous person

You are capable of passing the flu to people who are high-risk if you:

  • are a health care provider
  • are a caregiver
  • area childcare provider
  • living in a household with a high-risk person
  • you provide essential services in a closed or relatively closed setting, such as a crew on a ship

Flu symptoms

Some people only get mildly ill. Others get very sick.

Flu symptoms appear 1 to 4 days after exposure to the virus. Usually they include the sudden appearance of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • muscle aches and pain

Other common symptoms may include:

  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • loss of appetite
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • Some people (especially children) may also have:
  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting

Additional symptoms to watch for in children

As a parent, you know your child best. Talk to your healthcare provider right away if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • not drinking or eating as usual
  • not waking up or interacting with others
  • irritable (not wanting to play or be held)

Contagious period

People infected with the flu virus can spread it to others:

  • starting 1 day before the first symptoms
  • until approximately 5 days after the first symptoms

Symptoms

COVID-19

Cold

Influenza

Fever

Common

Rare

Common

Fatigue

Someimtes

Sometimes

Common

Cough

Common (usually dry)

Mild

Common (usually dry)

Sneezing

No

Common

No

Aches and pains

Sometimes

Common

Common

Runny or stuffy nose

Rare

Common

Sometimes

Sore throat

Sometimes

Common

Sometimes

Diarrhea

Rare

No

Sometimes, for children

Headaches

Sometimes

Rare

Common

Shortness of breath

Sometimes

No

No

If you get the flu

If you do get sick, stay home. Avoid close contact with other people until you feel well enough to get back to your usual day-to-day activities. This will help prevent the spread of the flu. Most people recover from the flu in 7 to 10 days.

If you are a person at high risk of flu-related complications and develop flu symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. Tell them about your flu symptoms over the phone before your appointment. That way, they can arrange to see you without exposing other people.

Flu treatment

Flu symptoms can be treated with:

  • rest
  • fluids, like water
  • medication to reduce any fever or aches

In some cases your healthcare provider may prescribe medication, especially if you are:

  • at high risk for flu-related complications
  • very sick with severe symptoms

Over-the-counter cough and flu medicine should not be given to children younger than 6 years old. It is only safe to do so if you are advised to by your healthcare provider.

When to seek immediate attention

  • Visit your nearest hospital if you develop any of these serious symptoms:
  • shortness of breath, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing
  • chest pain
  • bluish or grey skin colour
  • bloody or coloured mucus/spit
  • sudden dizziness or confusion
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • high fever lasting more than three days
  • low blood pressure

Possible complications of the flu

  • pneumonia and respiratory failure
  • worsening of chronic health conditions

Other severe outcomes of the flu

  • hospitalization
  • death

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