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Choose to be Flu Free!

Seasonal Influenza aka "the flu"

Be Wise Immunize

Seasonal influenza ("the flu") is a common illness that affects the nose, throat and lungs.
It is easily spread from person to person and is caused by influenza viruses.Your Best Protection

Flu symptoms include:

  • a fever (not always in the elderly)
  • chills
  • cough
  • runny eyes
  • stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • muscle aches/pains
  • extreme weakness and tiredness.
  • Children can also have earaches, vomiting and diarrhea

People at a greater risk for serious flu complications (such as pneumonia):

  • older people
  • young children
  • pregnant women
  • people with long-term medical problems

Where can I get the Flu Shot?

Important Resources

How the Flu Makes You Sick

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What can I do to stay healthy?

What to do if you have symptoms of flu?

Other Important Links

Who can I contact?

  • TeleHealth Ontario takes phone calls 24/7 at 1-866-797-0000, TTY: 1-866-797-0007
  • Your health care provider
  • Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729

For more information call Durham Health Connection Line
905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729