Elliott, who got her vaccine today at a pharmacy, says even if people aren’t concerned about getting sick themselves, it’s important to get the flu shot to protect family, friends and neighbours.
She says it is especially important for young children, pregnant women, and people aged 65 and older.
Elliott says there is a lot of misinformation about vaccines, so she wants to stress that the flu vaccine is safe, free, and the best protection against getting sick.
Flu shots are available at family doctor and nurse practitioner offices, public health units and participating pharmacies.
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Earlier this year, Elliott had said that the flu season in Australia suggested that Ontario’s would be worse than usual this year, but now she says fortunately that has not come to pass.
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