As flu season quickly approaches, it is imperative that we stay diligent with our physical distancing and cleaning measures. Many steps to avoid the flu are similar to those in place for the COVID-19 pandemic: wash hands frequently, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and stay away from others if sick. In order to protect yourself and your family from the flu, it’s important to also get your flu shot.
Indigenous Services Canada has resources online including a factsheet and posters with information on the flu shot and additional ways to help prevent the flu, available in both English and French. This year, they have developed two updated posters. The first is targeted to seniors, and the second to families – particularly those with children under 5 years – since both seniors and young children are more at risk for serious complications from the flu.
We would invite you to please share these posters and links with your networks and with communities to raise awareness on the flu and the flu shot.