Have you had your #FluShot yet? It takes up to 2 weeks to develop immunity. If you go today you can be protected by Nov 27. Every time we talk about flu prevention we can help others make choices that will protect them & our communities. Help spread the word! #ForJudeForEveryone
The #FluShot is our best first defense against the flu. When we get our flu shot, we aren't only reducing our own risk of infection, hospitalization, and death, but also the risk for everyone we come in contact with. Whose life could you save?
#HappyHalloween2021, all! Whether you're dressing up or not, and whatever your costume, we can all be heroes by taking steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. Plan for your #FluShot this week. Your actions can save someone's life.
One of the most important ways to prevent the spread of flu and other diseases is to stay home when experiencing flu-like symptoms. Illness in workplaces and classrooms comes back home to other families. Please stay home as you're able.
Every time we talk about flu prevention, we may help someone make a choice that will help protect them and everyone around them. Like COVID-19, everyone who gets the flu gets it from someone else. Let's take care of each other.
Please get the #FluShot as you're able, and thank you for doing your part. You might be the reason someone gets to keep their grandpa, pregnant partner, or little boy in puppy boots. That's everything. When you get your shot, share with your friends and family.#ForJudeForEveryone
It's normal and okay to have questions about vaccination, and there's a great deal of misinformation on the internet. We've created a small FAQ about the #FluShot, but please don't hesitate to reach out to your doctor for more help.
No vaccine is a guarantee, but they're our best first defense against the flu and other illnesses, significantly reducing cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Your choice to get your #FluShot could stop the flu from reaching someone who might not survive it.
Every choice we make can increase or decrease risk for our communities. Your choice to protect public health could be the reason someone survives flu season, and that's everything. Let's take care of each other and protect our health resources.
Join us this week as we talk about the steps we can all take to protect ourselves and each other. Each action to prevent contracting or spreading the flu could help protect us and stop it from reaching someone who may not survive it. Whose life could you save?
Last year, along with higher #FluShot uptake, the measures we took to prevent #COVID19 brought the welcome relief of avoiding a severe flu season, reminding us that we can't prevent every case, but we can do much better for each other.
While kids under 5, adults over 65, pregnant women, and people with underlying health conditions are at greatest risk, risk isn't absolute. Otherwise perfectly healthy people can and do experience the most serious consequences of the flu.
The flu is not a bad cold or stomach bug. It's a serious respiratory illness capable of shutting down organs. A moderate case can affect you for weeks, while more serious cases can lead to hospitalization or death. In Ontario alone we see ~5000 hospitalizations in a typical year.
Today is the start of #FluPreventionWeek. While #COVID19 has dominated our lives over the past 19 months, the flu typically kills ~3500 Canadians and 500,000 worldwide each year. Let's take every step we can to protect our communities. #ForJudeForEveryone
In Ontario, we typically see ~34% of our population get an annual #FluShot. That vaccination rate has reduced cases by 61%. In a typical year ~3500 Canadians die from the flu. We can do better. Please get your flu shot as you're able. #ForJudeForEveryone
'Having a large unvaccinated population sets up conditions for viruses to do what they do. To be opportunistic.' Please get your #FluShot when and as you're able. Every step we take could protect you or someone in your community. That's everything. 5/5
Our hospitals are already overburdened by #COVID19 and the challenge of managing backlogged procedures as a result of the pandemic. This year it's important again that we take every step we can to prevent flu because a) it's dangerous and b) we'll protect hospital resources. 4/5
While the #FluShot isn't a guarantee, it's our best first defense against infection, hospitalization, or death. Higher vaccination rates reduce the spread of influenza and help protect the most vulnerable in our communities. 3/5
'During the season with low influenza activity in 2020-21, the population missed the opportunity to establish or boost their immunity for the future influenza season.'
#FluShot uptake is typically low in Ontario, leaving much of the population vulnerable if exposed. 2/5
'The virus is estimated to affect 5-10% of adults every year worldwide, and 20-30% of children. Together, flu and pneumonia are among the top 10 leading causes of death.'
Infectious disease experts are concerned we may have a severe flu season this fall. 1/5