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Flu (Influenza)

The flu is a respiratory infection that is spread easily. It is caused by the influenza virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself against flu and resulting complications. Get vaccinated!

For all the information about flu, including hygiene and prevention measures, consult the following pages from the Portail santé mieux-être :

About Flu

About Flu Vaccine

About Hygiene and Prevention Measures

If you have flu symptoms, please follow the link below to consult the decision chart Lien interne, which will help you take care of yourself. If you seek for medical help, refer to the Répertoire des ressources (in french only) Lien interne or call Info-Santé 8-1-1.

The flu vaccine available in November

The 2015-2016 injectable flu vaccine offered contains the following three strains :

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)
  • A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008 (in the quadrivalent injectable vaccine only)

The intranasal flu vaccine contains the 4 strains listed above.

For more information, see the page Flu Vaccine from the Portail santé mieux-être website Lien interne.