The typical “Flu Season” in Canada may begin as early as October and can last until May. Each year, the Ontario Ministry of Health offers and recommends the flu shot to everyone aged 6 months and older.
Influenza is a serious illness that can lead to complications such as pneumonia, hospitalization and sometimes even death. The flu shot is safe and is the most effective way to protect you and your family from the flu.
Getting immunized is especially important for people who are at greater risk of developing complications from the flu. People in close contact or those who live with people at high risk of complications should also get immunized as early as possible.
Remember, you need a flu shot every year.
The flu shot is especially important for: