Get your Flu Shot

Posted October 25, 2019

Get your Flu Shot!

  • As 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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