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Influenza confirmed in Nunavut

31 January 2017 

Public Service Announcement

Influenza confirmed in Nunavut

Flu season is here.

It’s not too late to be vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family against influenza is to be immunized. The flu vaccine is free and still available at all community health centres in Nunavut, and at Iqaluit Public Health, building 1091.

Following these steps can help stop the spread of influenza:

  • Get immunized.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Don’t smoke indoors or near babies.

Influenza symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, nausea, sore muscles and feeling tired. People who have the flu or flu-like symptoms should stay home.

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Media Contact:

Nadine Purdy
A/Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5712
npurdy@gov.nu.ca