Information for Health Professionals

Be the first to roll up your sleeve!

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.

  • When you get a flu shot, you reduce the risk of passing on the virus to your patients - especially those at high risk of complications.
  • If you recommend a flu shot, your patients will be more likely to get one! Research shows that 8 out of 10 people take the advice of a health professional and get the shot.

Preventing the flu is everyone's responsibility

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.

Find out more

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.


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island

Public Health Agency of Canada