OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - For many people, getting the flu can be inconvenient, yet tolerable. You feel sick for a weekor so, maybe stay home to rest and then return to your old self after the illness passes. But for others, the flu can cause serious problems that could lead to hospitalization or even death.
It can affect everyone, including those who are healthy.
With the spread of the flu, there can be a risk of serious complications for vulnerable groups, particularly:
To protect high risk family members and friends, as well as others with whom we come in contact, everyone over the age of six months should get the flu vaccine. In particular, the following people should ensure they are vaccinated as early in flu season as possible:
In addition to getting the flu vaccine for protection, to decrease the chances of getting and spreading the flu, you should:
To learn more and to find out where to get the flu vaccine, visit canada.ca/flu.
SOURCE Health Canada
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