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What is FLU DRIFT?
and how does it affect our seasonal flu vaccine?

About the flu

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A and influenza B viruses. Every year, several strains of seasonal flu circulate, causing hospitalizations in an estimated 12,000 Canadians, and 3,500 deaths.1

Understanding immune protection

You develop immunity to a virus when you are exposed to it. That exposure can occur in one of two ways – when you catch a particular strain of flu, or when you are vaccinated against that strain. Exposure triggers your body to develop antibodies that recognize and fight that particular strain of virus.2...  Read more

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