Beat the Flu with a Flu Shot!

Did you know that if you live in Ontario, you can receive free flu immunization at doctors’ offices, participating pharmacies as well as public health and other community flu clinics throughout the province.

This year, my children and I received a flu shot. I am really hoping that it helps us to not be as sick as we have since my daughter started Junior Kindergarten! She seems to bring home every single germ that exists in her school and shares them all with us! I am also hoping that this will decrease the risk of my kids’ grandparents getting sick because of us. As our parents get older, they seem to be catching bugs more often than they used to and if we can take this step to help them stay healthier, I believe that is a good choice for us.

The flu shot is a personal choice and it is not for everyone. Feel free to visit www.ontario.ca/flu to find a flu clinic near you or to read more information about the flu shot.

The sooner you get the flu shot, the sooner you’re protected.

Influenza is a serious illness that can lead to pneumonia but it’s often preventable. People who get the flu may suddenly get a fever, chills, cough, runny eyes, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, extreme weakness or fatigue. Symptoms may vary from person to person.

The flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the flu. The annual flu vaccine protects against three strains of the influenza virus that are expected to most commonly circulate in the given year. The vaccine can prevent influenza from occurring up to 80% of the time in healthy adults who have been immunized. The flu shot also helps stop the spread of the virus to your family, friends, colleagues and classmates.


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