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Everyone needs a flu shot – this year more than ever!

 

Getting a flu shot as early as possible is an easy, effective and safe way to lower the risk of a flu infection. With two viruses circulating this fall, both flu and COVID-19, reduce the risk of symptom confusion by getting your flu shot.

 

The Flu

Influenza, more commonly known as "the flu", is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, cough, runny eyes, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, extreme weakness and tiredness, or loss of appetite. Most people who get the flu will recover in 7 to 10 days.

Immunization helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. The flu shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu.

 

For Further Information

For more information on the flu shot, including information for Health Care Providers, visit the following pages:

You can also call TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630 with questions.

 

Additional Resources

Ministry's Flu Facts

Canadian Paediatric Society - Flu in Children

Last Updated: 30/09/2020