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First case of Influenza A in Windsor-Essex reported, get flu shots beginning Monday

Windsor-Essex has its first confirmed case of Influenza A and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is urging residents to get their flu shot beginning Monday. 442 more words

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Flu clinics set to open across province

Flu season has begun and health officials hope to head it off before it takes a toll on the province.

Alberta’s annual immunization program kicks off Monday and anyone six months or older can get free shots at Alberta Health Services clinics or through some pharmacists and physicians offices. 384 more words

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Saskatchewan gets ready for flu season with free immunization clinics

Flu season will soon be underway and Saskatchewan is opening free vaccination clinics across the province for residents six months and older.

Starting on Oct. 31, the flu vaccine will be available at public health clinics across the province. 326 more words


Blacktip Ague Ravages Blacktip Island Populace

Larvae of the mosquitoes Blacktip Island health officials say carry the tropical fever sweeping the small Caribbean island. (photo courtesy of James Gathany, CDC)

An unseasonal outbreak of Blacktip ague this week has Blacktip Island public health officials concerned about the population’s collective health as flu season approaches. 386 more words


How do recombinant vaccines work?

If you’ve already gotten your flu shot this year, you probably heard about some of the different kinds of vaccines offered. The latest development in vaccine technology is something called recombinant vaccines. 507 more words

The Flu Ends With You

Now is the time to get your flu vaccination. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. 274 more words

Five flu myths!

  1. MYTH: You can catch the flu from the vaccine.

    FALSE. The vaccine is made from an inactivated virus that can’t transmit infection. People who become ill following vaccination were going to get sick anyway and it’s not linked to the vaccination at all.

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