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Getting the flu vaccine is best way to protect yourself

27 November 2013 

Public Service Announcement

Getting the flu vaccine is best way to protect yourself

Start Date: November 27, 2013

End Date: December 31, 2013

Iqaluit, NU 40 sec
 

Influenza has arrived in southern Canada, and with people travelling to and from Nunavut over the holiday season, travelers may bring influenza to Nunavut with them.

The best way to protect yourself and your family against influenza is to be immunized.

The flu vaccine is free, and is available at your community health centre, or at Iqaluit Public Health.

Following these steps can help stop the spread of the flu:

• Get immunized;

• Cough or sneeze into your sleeve;

• Wash your hands often;

• Stay home when you feel sick, and don’t visit family or friends;

• Don’t smoke indoors or near babies.

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5710
rwassink@gov.nu.ca