Seasonal Flu – Protect yourself, your family and your community

The flu (influenza) is a common seasonal infection of the airways and lungs that can spread easily from person to person.

When someone with the flu sneezes or coughs, the virus can travel through the air and you can breathe it in. The virus can also land on surfaces like doorknobs, toys, and phones. If you touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, you can get the flu.

You can play an active role in staying healthy and preventing the spread of the seasonal flu if you:

  • Get your annual flu shot
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand
  • If you get sick, stay home until your symptoms are gone
  • Keep common surface areas clean and disinfected

For more information visit www.fightflu.ca and download the Protect Yourself and Others from the Flu factsheet.

You can also visit: www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/publichealth/flu/ to find out where you can get your flu shot.