April 30, 2021
Who can get a vaccine: Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Dawson Heights Pharmacy 109 Regina Avenue- Appointment only. Call to make an appointment
Phone number: 807-285-9999
Oak Medical Pharmacy 620 Arthur Street West – Appointment only. Call or visit their website to make an appointment.
Phone Number: 807-577-8700
Shoppers Drug Mart 901 Red River Road – Appointment only. Call or visit their website to make an appointment
Phone Number: 807-767-4411
Safeway Pharmacy – 70 Court St. N. – Appointments only. Call or visit their website to make an appointment
Phone Number 807-345-1719
The Canadian Red Cross in Thunder Bay, is offering the Friendly Calls Program. The Program pairs adults and seniors experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness with a trained volunteer for weekly phone calls that provide support, companionship and connections to community resources. Curious to learn more and to get involved? Call (807) 623-3073 Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Update April 15, 2021: If you are caring for a person with COVID-19, SLFNHA has the following advice to protect yourself and other in the home visit www.slfnha.com/covid for more information.
Update April 13, 2021: SLFNHA will be going LIVE every Wednesday at 5pm CST with our Public Health Physician, Dr. Lloyd Douglas to answer all your Covid-19 and VoC (Variant of Concern) questions. Ask Dr. Douglas directly or email us in advance at ACWinfo@slfnha.com and submit your question anonymously. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SLFNHA/photos/a.490069297742874/4073821122700989/
Update February 24, 2021: SLFNHA will be going live with Dr. John Guilfoyle on March 3rd at 5pm to answer you Covid-19 related questions. Tune in to ask live or email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a question about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 Vaccine? Email email@example.com.
Updated January 27, 2021: This video explains how Moderna Vaccine was created so quickly.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.slfnha.com/covid/covid-resources/covidvaccine/ or email ACWinfo@slfnha.com
Updated January 22, 2021: This is a video created to give you a sense of how the COVID-19 vaccines work. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.slfnha.com/covid/covid-resources/covidvaccine/ or email ACWinfo@slfnha.com
Have you wondered what is in the vaccine
See more resources at https://www.slfnha.com/covid/covid-resources/covidvaccine/
Updated August 4, 2020: On August 3, the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) was notified that a symptomatic health care professional working out of the Northern Clinic in Sioux Lookout tested positive for COVID-19. This person was in Sioux Lookout for a period of two weeks for work and has since returned to their residence outside of the region. As with all health care professionals entering the region, this individual was required to self-monitored for two weeks prior to arrival. Full details at https://slfnha.com/about/news/august-3-2020-positive-case?fbclid=IwAR3eiIDYPZTOPA93GpblO-wlWBqf7lXWkvX7dDjBPTI3hVz25y6aznML3HU
Updated July 28 – Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will be requiring the use of masks or face coverings for anyone in an enclosed public space, beginning August 17, 2020. NWHU is requiring every business and organization that has an enclosed space accessible to the public to have a mandatory mask use policy.
Sioux Lookout Office: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
For COVID-19 questions, call 1-866-468-2240. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will not be seen at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre assessment centre and will be redirected as appropriate. Those who believe they have come into contact with, or have symptoms of COVID-19, are to self-isolate and call the Northwestern Health Unit for further direction.
COVID-19 hotline: 1-866-468-2240 (Mon-Fri 8:30pm-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm) Sioux Lookout Office: 807-737-2292
Keep up to date with updates on COVID-19 below:
Update April 15, 2021: This week’s interview with Dr. DeMille addresses the big question: is the worst of this pandemic still to come or are we able to vaccinate our population fast enough to avoid the 3rd wave? Listen to Dr. DeMille’s thoughts on this and other COVID-19 topics relevant to our region over the past week on the Health Unit’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TBDHealthUnit/videos/313484613542066
Update April 13, 2021: There’s a lot of talk about which vaccine you should or shouldn’t take. Laura, the TBDHU’s Manager of Vaccine Preventable Disease, is back with another edition of the Vaccine Roll-out HQ with some helpful guidance. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/TBDHealthUnit/videos/1921866661323221
Learn more about approved vaccines here: https://www.tbdhu.com/…/covi…/covid-19-approved-vaccines .
Update April 13, 2021: Homebound individuals unable to attend a vaccination clinic can identify themselves to the TBDHU through the In-Home COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Request Form: https://tbdhu.canadaehs.com/Default.aspx?PageID=11554 . Those without access to the internet can also call (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630. Individuals will be contacted when they are eligible with details on how to book their in-home vaccination appointment.
Update March 18, 2021: If you’re headed to the CLE to get your vaccine, be aware there are TWO clinic initiatives occurring on site. Please confirm which clinic you registered for before entering. The TBDHU’s clinic is at the Coliseum while Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care’s Mindimooyenh clinic is taking place in the Heritage building!
Update March 1, 2021: As of March 1, 2021, the TBDHU is in the “Grey – Lockdown” level of the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.
The TBDHU is pleased to announce that the delivery and administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to older adults will start March 3, 2021, in Thunder Bay. Currently, only those individuals in Thunder Bay born on or before January 1, 1936 (aged 85 and older) can book an appointment to be vaccinated. They can do this via their website (www.tbdhu.com/covidclinics) or by calling (807) 625-5900. A higher-than-normal call volume is anticipated over the next few days so where possible, please use the online booking form. Please note that more booking availability will follow in the coming days so if you are not able to get through, keep checking their website and socials for updates.
Update February 24, 2021: The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is announcing new guidance on self-isolation. Household members of anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate. Anyone who develops symptoms should seek testing.To find out more about requirements of self-isolation, visit www.tbdhu.com/selfisolation
Update February 18, 2021: The COVID-19 vaccines are the Thunder Bay Health Unit is hard at work getting them to the people in our communities. TBDHU’s Manager of Vaccine Preventable Disease is back to explain the phased approach of vaccine roll-out, starting with those who at the highest risk. For more on the phases, visit: www.tbdhu.com/covidvaccines
Update February 5, 2021: Please note that the Thunder Bay Health Unit COVID-19 Call Centre will not be available on Sundays. You can still find many answers to your COVID-19 questions on their website: www.tbdhu.com/coronavirus
You’re not alone if your teens’ physical and mental health has been impacted by the stay-at-home restrictions! The Thunder Bay Health Unit has some tips to help them maintain positive mental and physical health during this challenging time. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, visit https://www.tbdhu.com/health-topics/mental-health if you or a loved is struggling with their mental health.
Update February 1, 2021: The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is advising the public of locations where they could have been exposed to COVID-19. Individuals who were on Flight AC392 on January 26, 2021 and seated in Rows 24 to 30 could have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. For more information please visit: https://www.tbdhu.com/news/low-risk-exposure-to-covid-19-11
Update January 27, 2021: Why do people who have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus have to self isolate for the full 14 days even after they test negative??? Watch The Comments Section: https://youtu.be/-Nc_392uWc0 Video responses to common questions arising on TBDHU’s social media platforms.
Update January 22, 2021: Visit the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s website to see answers to some frequently asked questions about the current province-wide shutdown and stay-at-home order: https://www.tbdhu.com/shutdownFAQs
Update January 19, 2021: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time. Regular physical activity is fun and can reduce stress! Visit www.tbdhu.com/areyouin for more information and healthy tips!
Update December 9, 2020: The increase in COVID-19 cases has been upsetting for all of us. There has been an increased rise in stigma. COVID-19 stigma can happen when people shame others for having the virus. Remember, no one wants to have COVID-19 and nobody spreads it on purpose. Stand up against COVID-19 stigma when you see it.
Update- November 4, 2020
Update: The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has provided recommendations for those wishing to attend a Remembrance Day event and those who are selling/purchasing poppies. To learn more please visit: https://www.tbdhu.com/remembrance
Low-income seniors may be eligible for free dental care from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Individuals can sign-up for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program online or on the phone. For more information about the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program, visit: https://www.tbdhu.com/seniorsdental or call TBDHU at (807) 625-5900
TBDHU – COVID-19 Call centre
Update June 1, 2020: Due to a decrease in demand, the COVID-19 call center will have reduce hours on May 30. If you call outside of these hours, you can leave a message and the call will be returned the next day.
AboutKidsHealth has developed a COVID-19 learning hub with resources to help parents, caregivers and children during this challenging time. These resources show how you can support a child’s mental health and general wellbeing through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning. We hope that you find these resources to be valuable to your family. Learn about COVID-19 and how to talk to and support your family. This hub also provides resources such as videos and audio meditations to help you cope. https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/COVID-19
TBDHU Sexual Health Clinic
(807) 625-5900 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630
Mon/Tues – 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wed 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Thurs 12-5:30 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Please note that for drop-in services TBDHU is only able to accommodate limited numbers. For more information, or to book an appointment or inquire about walk-in services please call 625-5976 or 1 (888) 294-6630.
TBDHU – Immunization Clinic
Please call us at 625-5900 to book an appointment.
Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Reinstating immunization services for clients without primary health care providers. The initial appointments will be open to priority groups requiring the following immunizations: primary infant vaccination series (immunizations due at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months), school aged children aged 4-6, pregnant women, older adults and immunocompromised individuals. All individuals wishing to receive immunizations must have an appointment. Walk-in services will not be available. Please bring an Immunization Record (yellow card) if available.
Visit site for all updates on COVID-19 from TBDHU below:
Superior Points Program
(807) 621-7862 or (807) 621-7861 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630
Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Superior Points Program is an outreach services that provides needle exchange and related services such as: offering needle/syringe exchange and other harm reduction services including providing condoms and sterile water, offering FREE nasal spray naloxone kits and overdose awareness training, providing HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C prevention education to clients, outreach and referral to other agencies as well as providing presentations to community agencies and the general public.
Update April 13, 2021: There’s still time to register your child (ages 9 – 12) for virtual Kids in Community Kitchen. Due to the current stay-at-home order, ingredients will be delivered to participants. Call Jocelyn at 807-623-0292 ext. 227 to register. From more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ourkidscountthunderbay/photos/a.1480798815465486/2859628144249206/
Update April 12, 2021: Upcoming Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Virtual Sessions are coming up. To register or for more information please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update January 21: Our Kids Count is hosting a Virtual Painting workshop happening January 29, 2021. Please call 807-623-0292 ext 226 to register.
Update January 7: Our Kids Count programs will be starting up this on January 11!
Our Kids Count are offering free programs available to all! To register for the January & February Every Parents Group, please call l 807-623-0292 ext. 226. (attachment)
If you are interested in joining the Virtual Book Club please call Sonia at 807-623-0292 ext. 226 to register.
Update December 3: The Our Kids Count Emergency Food Cupboard is open on Fridays from 1-4 p.m.. Those who are accessing the Emergency Food Cupboard are asked to follow COVID-19 precautions. New grocery bags will be provided. If available, fresh produce, milk and bread can be handed out at this time.
Update September: Are you experiencing grief or loss, depression, anxiety, covid stress, family stress, work stress, parenting issues, social stress, relationship issues or some other life event that you need to talk about? Our Kids Count can help. Please call 807-623-0292 ext. 225 today to make an appointment.
Starting Monday July 13th, Our Kid Counts will be offering a few summer programs with limited numbers of participants. Please call to register. Per COVID-19 precautions, participants will be asked to self screen prior to attending programs. There are markings on the ground to maintain a distance of 6ft while waiting to enter the buildings, and you will be screened at the door. Participants will be asked to wear a mask and wash their hands. Children will not need to wear masks.
Update June 25, 2020: Due to Covid-19 precautions, Our Kids Count has been working with reduced staff and their doors are currently closed to the public. Please note, these staff will be off and theiroffice will be CLOSED the week of June 29 – July 3.
Update May 7, 2020: Monthly Community Breakfast is cancelled for May 9, 2020.
Our Kids Count (OKC) is a community development organization which builds stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing people’s lives through personal growth and development. OKC’s core funding is aimed at fostering the health and development of children ages 6 and under. Through other funding sources and community partnerships, OKC provides support to individuals of all ages – men, women, youth (6-12), teens and families with children. OKC involves participants in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Our Kids Count and Catholic Family Development Centre Thunder Bay continue to work together to ensure those who need counselling can receive it. Counselling is available by phone or face to face video conferencing, however walk-ins are closed until further notice. Please call 807-345-7323 and a councillor will call you back and make an appointment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate support please call Crisis Response 807-346-8282 or 1-888-269-3100. Doors to the building will be closed.
Teleco is providing Computers For kids to families who need them for schooling. Please click on the link below to fill out their form. If you don’t have transportation to pick it up once its ready, indicate in the comments section that you need delivery through OKC and they will get it to you. https://teleco.ca/computers-for-kids-contact/
704 McKenzie St, P7C 3L4
Who qualifies: All Indigenous individuals residing in Thunder Bay 16 and older and their families sharing the same household with prioritization for the vulnerable population. These clinics will be first doses only. For those who have already received their 1st dose, you will be notified through social media and via telephone/email with your 2nd dose appointments once dates are determined.
Dates: April 21, 22, 23, 2021
Location: CLE Grounds (Heritage Building) 425 Northern Avenue, Thunder Bay
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (each day)
Register at: email@example.com or by calling 346-2370. Provide name, age, First Nation, address, phone number and whether or not transportation will be required.
Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre is supporting a NWHU Urban Indigenous clinic in Sioux Lookout on April 14.
Who Qualifies: Urban Indigenous individuals (and their household members) who are 18 and older.
Location: Sioux Lookout Rec Centre
To register: Call Ariel Root at (807) 737-6069. This clinic is by appointment only.
The NWHU will be administering the Moderna vaccine, and will administer the second dose to individuals who attend this clinic in 4 months (16 weeks) time.