Health Unit Says Its Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says it’s never too early to get the flu shot. In fact, the earlier the better.
This year’s vaccines have been available to the general public across Simcoe and Muskoka for about two weeks. Most major pharmacies are providing the vaccines to all people age 5 and up.
As well, doctors and health care professionals are able to provide the flu shot for families and babies 6 months of age and up.
Getting the flu shot early allows the body to build up its immune system and beat the bug before it makes you ill. It also helps you prevent spreading the flu to others, especially those who might be more likely to have serious illness from the flu.
True influenza – the flu – can cause sudden onset of headaches, fever and chills, cough, and fatigue. The symptoms will also include aching bones and muscles, and will last for up to a week. Fatigue can last two to three weeks.
For more information about the influenza vaccine, call Health Connection at 1-877-721-7520