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Although it is the height of the flu season, it is not too late to get a flu.
It is the message that covers the Network for Local Health Integration in Northeastern Europe.
"I know that such a flu is one of the best ways to prevent the flu and to help keep ourselves and people around us healthy," said Jeremy Stephenson, chief executive officer of NE LINE.
Dr Paul Preston, vice president of the clinic for NE LIN, agreed.
"Everyone can catch the flu; vaccination is a safe, free way to avoid getting and spreading the virus," he said.
In a release issued by NE LHIN, the organization suggested: "Every six months and older are encouraged to receive the vaccine, and this can be especially important for people at high risk of complications that can lead to pneumonia or influenza hospitalization They include young children, elderly people, pregnant women and people with primary health conditions.
"Influenza, or flu, is an infectious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, sore throats and body aches." In Canada, generally occurs in the late autumn and winter months. of 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year.
"It's best to infect the flu sooner than later, because the body takes two weeks to establish an immune response to the vaccine."
Footage of the flu is free of charge and available through primary health care providers, local public health units, pharmacies involved and workplace clinics. Children aged six months to four years may be vaccinated only in an office of a primary healthcare institution or a local public health unit.