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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 show 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:
    Does my child need 2 flu shots every year they get the flu shot?
    A:
    ​The first time a child under the age of 9 receives a flu shot they receive 2 doses, a month apart, to boost their immune system to protect them from influenza. After the initial 2 doses they will receive only 1 shot every year after that.