This is the place to find lots of useful tips, articles, and resources to help you stay informed and healthy during flu season. Vaccines411 provides addresses and contact information for over 5,000 flu clinics, so you will know where to go for immunizations to help prevent the flu and other contagious illnesses that can spread during flu season.
As well, we have gathered a variety of reliable resources and information on influenza for the flu season. Click on the links below to learn more about influenza, including what causes the flu, how to identify flu symptoms, what can put you and your family at increased risk for the flu, influenza prevention measures, and tips for managing the flu if you or a family member catch it.
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guide 2016-2017 (PDF) Public Health Agency of Canada
- Influenza Immunize Canada
- Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2016-2017 PHAC
- Infographic: 4 Strain-Influenza Vaccine (PDF) Sanofi Pasteur
- Flu (Influenza) Government of Canada
- The Flu IQ Widget Center for Diseases Control
- Infographic: The Story of Influenza (PNG) Immunize Canada
- Get the facts not the flu (PDF) Immunize Canada
- Protect your family from the flu Canadian Paediatric Society
- Is it a cold or the flu? (PDF) Immunize Canada
- Know the flu facts (PDF) Government of Canada
- Take a flu break (PDF) Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Flu prevention Government of Canada
- Washing Hands Government of Quebec
- Cleaning the Flu Away: A visual guide on making your home flu free Clean Conscience
Articles of Interest:
Flu-pneumococcal Vaccines - The sneezy season is right around the corner – it begins in November and runs through into March. Is your family ready? More time indoors means increased exposure to the germs that cause influenza, and pneumonia, a common and potentially serious complication of the flu. Not sure if you should get the flu or pneumococcal vaccinations? – Vaccines411
- Pneumococcal Disease – Pneumococcal bacteria are the most common cause of bacterial infections in children and a frequent cause of infections in adults. – PHAC
- How the flu shot can help each member of your family – Influenza is a common and easily spread virus – with fall here and winter approaching, now is the time to take action to protect your family from an illness that for some, can have serious complications – Vaccines411
- Four-Strain Influenza Vaccine Available this Flu Season in Public Health Programs – Public Health authorities in Canada are taking steps to enhance influenza vaccination programs this season by offering access to four-strain quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIV), an important measure to help prevent B-strain mismatch and reduce the impact of influenza in the population – Sanofi Pasteur
- Consultation with Health Care Professionals and Influenza Immunization among Women in Contact with Young Children (PDF) - Annual influenza immunization, more commonly known as the “flu shot”, can prevent serious complications and mortality associated with infection, especially among individuals at high risk for these outcomes. – Immunize.ca
- Survive Flu Season Even in a Crowd – Autumn can bring a surge of infectious illnesses, especially when people gather in enclosed spaces like school, the mall and public transit. Every autumn, we begin to fear the flu. This contagious respiratory infection is caused by the influenza virus, which evolves and may bring new strains into circulation. – Vaccines411
- Influenza in Children - Influenza outbreaks happen every year, usually between November and April. Because influenza viruses change – often from year to year – people don’t stay immune for very long. That’s why people can catch the flu more than once. The term “seasonal flu” is used for the influenza viruses that spread every year. – Caring for Kids
- Should I get a seasonal flu shot? - You may be thinking about getting vaccinated against the flu this year. Considering that 10% to 20% of Canadians will be affected by the influenza virus each year, that's not a bad idea. – Canoe
- Why Everyone – Even Healthy Adults Should Get the Flu Shot - It's that time of year again. And if you're thinking of skipping out on your annual flu vaccination, you should seriously reconsider. – Business Insider
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This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.