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Public Service Announcement

Plan for healthy holidays – with a flu shot

Nov 18, 2015
SIMCOE MUSKOKA - The December-January period is often when influenza strikes hardest. It’s the time when people are travelling and getting together with family—and viruses can travel with them.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - The December-January period is often when influenza strikes hardest. It’s the time when people are travelling and getting together with family—and viruses can travel with them.

So it’s smart to get the whole family immunized against the flu now. It takes about two weeks for the body’s immune system to build up immunity to the influenza virus.

Getting the shot is especially important for young children, older adults and those with weakened immune systems since their bodies have less effective disease-fighting abilities and have greater risk of serious complications that could land them in hospital.

Flu shots are available at local participating pharmacies (for those 5 years of age and older), from your health care provider, and for those who have no other options, by booking appointments with the health unit. There are more than 100 pharmacies offering the flu shot this year. To find a convenient location, visit the website www.ontario.ca/flu

For more information visit the health unit’s website at www.smdhu.org, or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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