Influenza, also called the flu, is an infection of the upper airway caused by an influenza virus. Every year there is a period of time where there are more outbreaks of the flu, this is called flu season. Flu season generally occurs during the fall, winter and early spring.
Getting sick with the flu can put you at risk of getting other infections. These include viral or bacterial pneumonia which affect the lungs. The risk of complications, which can be life-threatening, is greater for seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and people who have lung or heart diseases, certain chronic health conditions, or weakened immune systems. In Canada, thousands of people are hospitalized and may die from the flu and its complications during years with widespread or epidemic influenza activity.
How can the flu be prevented?
The influenza vaccine is a safe and effective way to help you and your family stay healthy and prevent illness. It can even save lives.
In addition to getting the flu vaccine, you can help stop the spread of the flu by:
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|Event End Date||11-30-2015|
|Location||Merritt Civic Centre|