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Getting Immunized

Immunization is important at every age.  Find information here about Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s publicly funded program (delivered locally by the Northwestern Health Unit), vaccine safety, how vaccines work, as well as information for specific age and risk groups.

A schedule for all ages can be found here.
The Northwestern Health Unit offers immunization services and partners with other health care providers to distribute MOHLTC vaccine throughout the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.
 

At the Northwestern Health Unit you can:

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    Can I get the flu shot if I’m pregnant?
    A:
    ​The flu shot is safe to get while you are pregnant, and in fact is important for the baby’s health. Influenza during pregnancy is not ideal. Once the baby is born, mom can spread viruses to the baby but a flu shot makes it very unlikely the mom w...