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What is FluWatchers?

FluWatchers is an online health surveillance system. It helps monitor the spread of flu-like illness across Canada. FluWatchers relies on Canadians to volunteer 15 seconds of their time each week to answer 2 questions about their health. More questions may appear depending on your answers to the first 2 questions.

We want to get thousands of FluWatchers across Canada reporting each week. This will help us create a tool that shows Canadians where the flu is and provide an early warning of potential outbreaks.

Data from FluWatchers will also be in the weekly FluWatch report.

How to be a FluWatcher

During flu season, from October to May, you will get a weekly e-mail. It will ask you 2 questions to find out if you had a cough or fever.

It’s fast and simple. You only need 15 seconds a week and your answers are anonymous. We follow the rules of the Privacy Act with respect to the information that we collect from you.

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join. You can provide valuable information that improves public health in your community and across the country.

Contact us

You can contact us at any time to:

  • get more information
  • share comments or concerns
  • unsubscribe from the program (by email only)

Public Health Agency of Canada
650H-130 Colonnade Rd
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

Email: fluwatchers@phac-aspc.gc.ca

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