Flu shots are now available for everyone through their healthcare provider and local participating pharmacies. This year’s flu season is taking place at the same time as COVID-19. The influenza vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19, but it will ensure you have protection against the circulating influenza virus. Don’t take any unnecessary risks with your health. Grey Bruce Health Public Health advises to get the flu shot.
6 months to 4 years-old
65 years and older
For the 2020/2021 season, if you're 65 and older, there are two different flu shots available – standard-dose and high-dose. Do not wait for a particular product. Both the standard-dose and high-dose vaccines contain effective strains for people over the age of 65. The most important thing is for seniors to not delay, but get protected.
Those at high-risk are more vulnerable to complications from flu. High-risk include:
The flu shot not only protects you, it helps protect those around you! Healthcare workers, household contacts of those at high-risk and/or those who provide care to those under five are capable of spreading flu to this high-risk population. Immunize yourself and protect them too.
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