Australia just weathered one of the worst flu seasons on record.
"These four free flu immunization clinics for the public and the clinics being planned for vulnerable populations in local shelters and drop-in centres are one of the many ways Toronto Public Health works behind the scenes in our community to protect and promote good health among all of our residents", Joe Cressy, chair of Toronto's board of health, said in a statement. "The predominant virus varies by region", the CDC said, noting circulation of all three strains.More news: Google launches open-source project for Cardboard VR viewer
Bender said the likelihood of the flu spreading on campus increases when people return to campus after travelling home for the holidays. Students can also get the flu shot on campus through Student Health Services for no more than $20.
"Anyone can get the flu, and getting vaccinated really is the best way to prevent it". Idaho and Nevada reported localized flu activity, while Wyoming is reporting only sporadic activity.
COTTAGE COUNTRY, ON- The flu is coming to our area. Not as common, people can contract the flu by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. "That tends to happen in gatherings and holiday celebrations".More news: Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery; Vanna White hosts
However, there are fewer reported flu cases in the county than in previous years at this time, the release said.
"The current recommendation is for people at risk of serious illness from flu, including people living with HIV, to receive a vaccine containing four influenza strains to protect them from seasonal flu", said Dr Pollock.
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While flu vaccination is recommended annually for everyone 6 months and older, it is particularly important for young children; pregnant women; adults aged 65 and older; and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma. Pupils at special schools have already received their vaccine.