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Get Your Flu Shot Every Year

Influenza viruses caused illness for 1,084 people in the region of Peel between September 2013 and August 2014. To prevent and minimize the effects of the flu, get a flu shot every year.

Find a list of Peel Health Flu Clinics.

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
 

Revised: Thursday October 09 2014

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