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How to Protect Yourself from the Flu

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The North East Local Health Integration Network is tracking the progression of the flu across the province. The influenza is a contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus.

The NE LHIN says last year was a relatively mild year for the flu, but they’re expecting a bump up of cases in the coming weeks. Each year over 12,000 Canadians are hospitalized as a result of getting the flu with about 3,500 passing away due to complications.

Children, seniors, pregnant women, indigenous people and those with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk than others. To help protect yourself from the flu you should wash your hands frequently using hot water and soap and consider getting a flu shot from your local health unit.

To find out where you can get your free flu shot nearby click here.

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