Plan to get your flu shot
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2021-10-25
Getting your flu shot helps save lives and helps our health care system by reducing the number of people who need medical care.
About the flu
The flu is very contagious and can spread quickly and easily.
Some people with the flu only get mildly ill. Others, like those over 65 years and young children, can get very sick.
Who should get the flu shot?
Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu shot, it's especially important for people at high risk of health complications from the flu and COVID-19, and for people who can spread the flu to them.
The flu shot is safe
You can't get the flu from the flu shot.
Serious side effects from the flu shot are very rare.
The flu shot works
You should get the flu shot even if you've already had the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine doesn't protect you from the flu.
Being protected from both the flu and COVID-19 lowers your risk of severe health complications.
To learn more visit Canada.ca/flu
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