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Public Health adds additional flu clinics in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Feb. 13-16

For Immediate Release
February 13, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – Public Health has extended its flu clinic hours in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.

Additional flu clinics have been added for Tuesday to Friday, February 13 to 16, 2018. No appointments are needed.

Guelph Chancellors Way



Public Health is available to respond to your questions and concerns at 1-800-265-7293.

For more information on flu clinics, visit the WDGPH website


February 9, 2018 (Updated Feb. 10, 2018)

A message to all school communities regarding cases of influenza in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region

Public Health has informed the school board that influenza is circulating in the communities of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. This is a community-wide concern and is not specific to any school. Public Health has stated that the risk of contracting the flu is not related to going to school, but rather being in the community in any place people congregate. 

WDG Public Health has confirmed that the two reported deaths of children have been influenza B deaths. There is no evidence that the two cases are related. The influenza virus is widely circulating in Southwestern Ontario.

“It is a tragedy for this community that two children died from the flu,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. “It is important for parents to know that there is not a greater risk of contracting the flu at any particular location. It is circulating throughout our community. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided extra vaccines so we can vaccinate as many people as possible. If you have not had your flu shot visit Public Health, your doctor or a local pharmacy.”

Public Health is continuing to emphasize that the flu shot is your best protection against getting the flu. Getting the flu shot also protects vulnerable individuals such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions. Get your shot, wash your hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitizer to protect yourself and stay home from school or work if you feel sick.

Influenza is a serious respiratory illness and the flu season is not over. Public Health is urging families to get the flu shot, if they haven’t done so already.

If your child is showing symptoms of the flu, please keep them home until they are well enough to attend school.

Members of the community can call to get more information about the flu and getting the flu shot at 1-800-265-7293 or (519) 822-2715 ext. 4752.

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