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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.

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:

It's still not too late to vaccinate. Visit fightflu.ca to learn more.  

In addition to the vaccine, learn more about protecting yourself and those around you from the flu at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/flu-grippe/prevention-eng.php