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Get the Flu Shot.

The flu is highly contagious. Children, seniors and people living with chronic disease are more vulnerable to the flu and are at a greater risk of serious illness and even death. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 but there is a vaccine for the flu. Ontario’s doctors advise everyone who can get the flu vaccine to get it.

Ask Your Doctor About the Flu Shot

Everyone who is 6 months or older should get the flu shot. It protects you if you are exposed to the virus and also prevents you from passing it to others. Doctors and clinics will be available to administer the flu shot and are taking the necessary precautions to ensure protection from COVID-19.

5 Things to Know About the Flu

There is more than one strain of the flu.

You can’t get sick from the flu vaccine.

Antibiotics are never needed for the flu. The flu is a virus and antibiotics are for bacterial infections.

The best way to treat mild flu symptoms is with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications to help manage symptoms, like a fever or cough.

The flu shot is your best defense against the flu, and suitable for everyone 6 months or older.

Cold vs. Flu

10 minutes at your doctors office can save you a world of aches and pains.
But how do you know if you have the flu versus a common cold?

COVID-19 is not the Flu and is not a cold. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19,
but you can protect yourself from the flu by getting vaccinated.

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More Ways to Protect Yourself

Wash your hands with soap frequently and thoroughly, especially before eating.

Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available to wash your hands.

Clean and disinfect common surfaces that a lot of people touch.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.

Cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve or bend of your arm, not into your hand.

Ask your doctor for more information about the flu.

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