The vaccine is recommended to everyone six months and older but is particularly important for people at high-risk of influenza complications:
- pregnant women;
- young children;
- the elderly;
- persons with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems; and
- caregivers and contacts of people at high risk.
Other ways to protect yourself against influenza
You can also protect yourself against influenza through frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into your sleeve, cleaning surfaces often, and staying home when you are sick. For more information about influenza, symptoms, prevention and treatment, visit HealthLine Online, contact the public health clinic in your area or call HealthLine 811.