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Get Your Flu Shot Every Year
Influenza viruses caused illness for 915 people in the Region of Peel between September 2012 and June 2013. To prevent and minimize the effects of the flu, get a flu shot every year.
This year, there are more convenient ways to get your flu shot than ever before. Peel Public Health community flu clinics have ended for the 2013-14 season, but you can get your flu shot at your doctor's office, a walk-in clinic or a participating pharmacy for individuals 5 years of age and older. Find a flu clinic near you.
What is Seasonal Influenza?
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza Viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. The flu is spread easily through coughing, sneezing or through touching contaminated surfaces and objects, such as unwashed hands, toys and eating utensils.
The seasonal flu can be prevented by getting the seasonal flu vaccine every year and by practising good hand washing.
For more information on the seasonal flu, contact us:
- Call 905-799-7700, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
- Caledon residents call free of charge 905-584-2216
- E-mail Us