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Flu virus might be waiting for you

Nov 08, 2017
SIMCOE MUSKOKA - So far this fall, the province is seeing low levels of influenza activity.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - So far this fall, the province is seeing low levels of influenza activity.

It’s a really good time to get the flu shot, because the earlier you get it the better you will be protected when flu season arrives.

The flu shot is your best protection against influenza. And it protects those around you, too, because you can’t spread it.

There are lots of colds going around though, so it’s smart to get into the habit of handwashing, covering up when sneezing or coughing, keeping surfaces clean and staying home when sick.

Personal health care professionals and pharmacists are offering flu vaccine throughout the region. To find a clinic near you, visit http://ontario.ca/flu.  

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

 

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