Get your Flu Shot!

Posted October 31, 2019

Flu ShotAs a parent, you are at risk of exposure to communicable diseases because of your close contact with children. Children under two years of age are the most susceptible for hospitalization related to flu and flu related complications, while 5-9-year-olds are the most likely to spread the infection. Flu immunization is available at your local pharmacy, physician’s office, or Public Health office and is suggested annually for everyone 6 months of age and over. NOTE: Pharmacies will not provide immunization for children less than 5 years old. Public Health and your family physician offer flu vaccines to all ages.

FluMist is not available for this flu season.

If you have any questions related to the benefit of immunization, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4746

PARENT TIP – Check out this link for tips to help your child cope during immunizations!
http://www.sickkids.ca/PDFs/Learning/32832-CMAJ%20HELPinKIDS%202010%20Appendix%201%20parent%20tool.pdf

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