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The Flu Season is Here - Protect Yourself and Your Family

Nov 03, 2015

It's that time of year when seasonal flu spreads fast - help slow down the spread of influenza!

The flu is not always a harmless illness. If not treated properly, it can cause serious health risks. Those most vulnerable to the flu are seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and those with chronic health problems or weakened immune systems.

Help us Fight the Flu!


Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and those around you against the flu. The flu shot is widely available and free to many people. 

For more information and to find out where you can get immunized, please visit Fraser Health's Flu Shots page.

Hygiene and Everyday Precautions

  • Wash your hands frequently using warm water and soap. When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers. 
  • Avoid touching your face, unless you have clean hands. 
  • Get plenty of sleep and exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food. 
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. 
  • If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.

For more information about the flu, please visit Fraser Health's Influenza page.