Stopping the Flu

There are some important steps that you can take to prevent getting and spreading the flu: 


Keep your hands clean 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warms water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available and if your hands are not visibly dirty.  Make sure the product you use has an alcohol content of 60% or higher. 
  • Visit our Hand Hygiene resources for more information.



Get a Flu Shot

  • Get your flu shot each year. Visit one of our Health Unit clinics, or see your own health care provider.



Cover your coughs and sneezes the right way

  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve (e.g. into your elbow) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if you used a tissue or if you used your hands to cover up.
  • Visit our Hand Hygiene resources for more information.



Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces

  • Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces like doorknobs, telephones, keyboards and light switches. Use your regular household cleaner.



Stay home if you are sick

  • Try to stay home from school, work or other social activities if you are sick to prevent spreading germs to others.



Stay Healthy



For Further Information

For all clinic schedules call the FLU LINE: 624-9082 or Toll-free 1-866-607-3337 (October through December). 
For Flu information or questions call (807) 625-5900 or Toll-free I-888-294-6630.

Last Updated: 15/01/2019