As a health professional, your patients look to you to answer their questions about the flu shot and help them separate fact from fiction.
You can make a difference this flu season.
Influenza or the flu is a common infectious, respiratory disease that begins in your nose and throat. It is more serious than a simple cold. It is highly contagious and spreads rapidly from person to person. Influenza affects 10% to 25% of Canadians each year.
Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization encourages all Canadians over age 6 months to get a flu shot.
The following is a listing of the federal, provincial and territorial resources available on this portal that might prove useful to health professionals and their patients.