Vaccine Information and Resources
The influenza virus circulates around the world year-round, bringing flu to millions of Canadians each year. With each new flu season (November to April) comes the risk of exposure to different strains of influenza. Luckily, a new flu vaccine is developed each year to protect against those specific influenza strains.
Having a flu shot every year, even if you are healthy, is the best way to lower your risk of coming down with the flu. By staying well, you also avoid putting those around you at risk of influenza infection. The best time to be vaccinated is between October and December, but the flu vaccine is available until April.
Influenza Vaccine Information - Canada
Reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the flu affects 5 to 15% of Canadians each year. While the majority who become sick will recover, the flu results in an average of 20,000 hospitalizations and 2,000 to 8,000 deaths in Canada each year.
Questions & Answers about Vaccination - Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada answers questions about vaccination, with an emphasis on vaccine safety.
Facts on the H1N1 Flu Virus - Canada
Get the facts on the H1N1 flu virus, provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (2010).