Reminder - Fighting the flu: Resources for protecting yourself and those around you
Flu season is well underway. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that each year between 10 and 20 per cent of Canadians get influenza. Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization encourages all Canadians over the age of six months to get a flu shot. This is particularly important for pregnant women, who are at a higher risk for complications.
- Immunization: Before and during pregnancy
- Immunization in pregnancy (guideline)
- Benefits of influenza vaccine in pregnancy for the fetus and the infant younger than six months (Canadian Paediatric Society)
It is also crucial for health care professionals to be immunized, to protect themselves and their patients. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Immunize Canada have created several resources that are designed to help front-line health care professionals fight the flu this season. Examples include: