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2017-2018  Flu Campaign
You can (and should) still get your flu shot!
Call your local NWHU office to book an appointment
OR
Get a free flu shot at your local pharmacy or from your health care provider.

Learn more about influenza, the common coldand gastrointestinal infections (which is often mistakenly called the flu).
 
Influenza vaccine (flu shot)
You can get a flu shot from:
 
It takes 2 weeks to develop full immunity to the flu and protection lasts up to one year. You cannot get the flu from the vaccine, it does not contain live virus.
 
Stop the spread
The flu is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or other contact with fluids coming from the nose or mouth. It can also be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces. If you are ill and think you may have influenza learn more about how to stop the spread.
 
Public Health Question
  • Q:
    Will the flu shot give me the flu?
    A:
    ​The flu shot cannot give you symptoms of influenza. However, it is not uncommon for some people to feel run down or unwell for a day or two after any immunization.