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Flu immunization reminder

20 December 2018 

Public Service Announcement

Flu immunization reminder

The best way to protect you and your family against influenza this season is to be immunized. The flu vaccine is free and available at all community health centres in Nunavut, and at Iqaluit Public Health, building 1091.

All Nunavummiut over six months are encouraged to receive the influenza vaccine. The Government of Canada has advised that this season’s strain has resulted in significantly higher rates of the flu in the pediatric population than in recent years.

Following these steps can help stop the spread of influenza:

  • Get immunized.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Don’t smoke indoors or near babies.

Influenza symptoms include fever, chills, cough, nausea, sore muscles and feeling tired. People who have the flu or flu-like symptoms should stay home.

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Media Contact:

Sara Arsenault
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5949
sarsenault@gov.nu.ca