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If you're a woman between the ages of 21 and 69 who is (or ever has been) sexually active, you should get screened for cervical cancer every three years. 

Three generations of women

Cervical cancer can be caught early through a Pap test.

Book an appointment with your healthcare provider or a Public Health clinic. To find out more, call 1-800-265-7293.

For more information:

If you’re 12 weeks pregnant or more, you can sign up for prenatal classes starting this November and finishing before the holiday season.

Spots are available in Fergus, Mount Forest, Orangeville, and Guelph. Classes run on two Saturdays or six weekday evenings (7-9 p.m.). To register, call 1-800-265-7293 or register online.

Fergus:

  • Saturdays (November 1 and 8)

Mount Forest: Saturdays (November 22 and 29)

Orangeville:

  • Tuesdays starting October 28
  • Saturdays (November 29 and December 6)

Guelph:

  • Mondays starting November 3
  • Tuesdays starting November 4
  • Thursdays starting November 6
  • Saturdays (November 15 and 22)

Learn more about our in-person and online prenatal classes, or see a full schedule of available in-person classes

Drop in to one of these clinics to get your free flu shot. You can also make an appointment at a Public Health immunization clinic. Locations include Mount Forest, Guelph, Orangeville, Fergus, and Shelburne. Call 1-800-265-7293.

Date

City/Town

Location

Clinic time

Friday October 24

Orangeville

Orangeville and District Senior Centre, 26 Bythia St. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday October 28

Fergus

Victoria Park Senior Centre, 150 Albert St. W. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday October 29

Guelph

Evergreen Senior Centre, 683 Woolwich St. [map]

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday October 30

Guelph

Shelldale Public Health clinic [map]

3-7 p.m.

Tuesday November 4

Orangeville

Compass Community Church (corner of Hockley Rd. and Hwy. 10) [map]

3-7 p.m.

Wednesday November 5

Fergus

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Gord Brown Hall, 550 Belsyde Ave. E. [map]

3-7 p.m.

Thursday November 6

Guelph

Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. [map]

3-7 p.m.

If none of these dates and locations work for you, you can also get your flu shot:

If you prefer the nasal spray vaccine to a needle

FluMist is a flu vaccine given as a gentle mist that is sprayed into both nostrils. FluMist is available for those between the ages of 2 and 59. You must make an appointment to get FluMist (it’s not available at drop-in clinics). The cost for FluMist is $20.

More information:

Everyone is welcome to visit our new facility and learn more about Public Health programs and services in Guelph and Wellington county. Flu shots will be offered as well. 

  • When: Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Public Health office at 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph [view map]

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