Monday, October 31, 2011

Want to know about the flu shot this year?

Whether you agree with getting the flu shot or not is entirely up to you. But many people have been talking about where and when to get the flu shot so I am providing some info from different sources...

Shopper' Drug Mart: When does the flu season start? How prevalent is the flu?

In Canada, the flu season usually runs from November to April. This is why it is important to get your flu vaccination between October and December, before the number of cases of flu increases.

Click here to read more from Shoppers Drug Mart...

Toronto Public Health: You can get the flu shot at doctors' offices, walk-in medical clinics, some pharmacies and at public health clinics. Click here to see Toronto Public Health's Flu Shot Schedule to find out when and where a flu clinic is taking place near you.

Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care: The flu shot helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. The shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu. So this year, make sure you get your flu shot early. The sooner you get it, the earlier you're protected!

Click here for more info from the Ministry of Health...