The seasonal flu and the flu shot: protect yourself, protect your community

The flu can spread easily and quickly to anyone, even before you know you are sick. Indigenous people with chronic health conditions or living in overcrowded homes are at a higher risk of hospitalization and serious health complications from the flu.

Getting the flu shot can help keep you and your community healthy.

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The flu shot can save lives

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The flu shot works

The flu shot is safe

Who should get the flu shot

Visit your community health centre, nursing station or local healthcare provider to get your flu shot.

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Share traditions, not the flu

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Children under 5 years are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu.

Protect yourself, your family and your community:

  • get the flu vaccine every year
  • clean your hands often
  • cough and sneeze into your arm
  • keep shared surfaces and objects clean
  • stay home and away from others if you feel sick

Contact your health centre or local healthcare provider to find out how to get your flu shot.

Resources for seniors

Share traditions, not the flu

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Adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of complications from the flu.

Protect yourself, your family and your community:

  • get the flu vaccine every year
  • clean your hands often
  • cough and sneeze into your arm
  • keep shared surfaces and objects clean
  • stay home and away from others if you feel sick

Contact your health centre or local healthcare provider to find out how to get your flu shot.

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