More flu clinics added by Public Health in Guelph

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has added additional flu clinic times for the rest of this week after a community wide concern following the deaths of two young children in the City of Guelph.

Locations in Guelph, Fergus and Orangeville to be open the rest of the week

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has added new flu clinics for the rest of this week following community-wide concern after two children died from the flu in the City of Guelph. 

This is in addition to the extended clinic hours last weekend in Guelph, Fergus and Orangeville. The new dates and times are in effect until Friday.

The flu shot clinic locations and times are as follows: 

Guelph

Location: 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fergus

Location: 474 Wellington County Rd. 18, Fergus.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Orangeville

​Location: 180 Broadway, Orangeville.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health confirmed influenza B was responsible for the two reported deaths. Although the two children attended the same school, there is no evidence to show the two cases are related or that one child contracted the flu from the other.

Public health has said the risk of contracting the flu is the same at local schools as elsewhere in the community.