As we approach the Holiday Season, if you haven’t done so already, consider having your family immunized for the flu. Nothing is worse than spending a holiday break in bed while suffering from a bad case of the flu! While the flu vaccine doesn’t guarantee that you won’t come down with the flu, it is effective in reducing the chance that you will. Immunization also helps protect people that cannot be immunized by reducing the possibility you pass the virus on to them.
More information on the influenza virus and immunization can be found on Alberta Health’s website at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influenza/influenza.aspx. And remember, immunization is provided at no charge for all Albertans six months or older!