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Flu shot: How does it work?

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A yearly flu vaccine (flu shot) is your best protection against the flu. 

The flu shot can save lives by protecting you if you are exposed to the virus, preventing you from getting sick with the virus, and protecting people close to you because you are less likely to spread the virus. It is safe and effective. 

If you do get the flu, the flu shot may reduce the severity of your symptoms and any related health complications. 

Click the questions below to learn more about the flu shot. 

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A yearly flu shot is recommended in Canada for everyone 6 months and older.

Influenza (flu) is a contagious lung disease caused by the influenza virus. This is a different virus than the one that causes COVID-19.

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