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Flu prevention | Influenza prevention

Flu Prevention:

What can I do to protect myself
and my loved ones

Image: Flu prevention: What to do When You're Already Sick

Flu prevention:

What can I do to protect myself
or my loved ones

Image: Flu prevention: What to do When You're Already Sick

How can I help protect myself and my loved ones?

Influenza spreads easily — especially if you spend time in crowded places such as work or school. When an infected person coughs, the flu virus gets into the air and another person can inhale it. The flu virus also spreads when someone touches a contaminated surface. That's why it is important to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing — and regularly wash your hands2.

The best way to help prevent the flu is to get a flu shot every year3. In fact, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets an annual flu vaccine4. Click here to visit the Government of Canada Influenza website and learn more.

A short video from the Government of Canada explains how anyone can spread influenza viruses and why an annual flu vaccine is important. Watch video.

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References

  1. Carrat, F., Schwarzinger, M, Housset, B., Valleron, A. Antibiotic treatment for influenza does not affect resolution of illness, secondary visits or lost workdays. European Journal of Epidemiology 19: 703–705, 2004.
  2. Public Health Agency of Canada. Public Health Reminder: Seasonal Flu. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/phn-asp/2014/flu-grippe-1022-eng.php. Accessed on February 11, 2016.
  3. Public Health Agency of Canada. Getting the facts - then get your flu shot. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/chn-rcs/flufacts-eng.php. Accessed on February 11, 2016.
  4. National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2015-2016. July 2015. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/naci-ccni/flu-2015-grippe-eng.php. Accessed on February 10, 2016.

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