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Influenza

Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious and infectious respiratory disease.

The flu causes fever, sore throat, tiredness, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, nausea, vomiting, and muscle pain. Complications of the flu can result in trouble breathing, convulsions, seizures, and pneumonia.

The flu can spread through coughing and sneezing. You can become infected by coming in close contact with someone sick with the flu. You can also become infected by touching objects that someone with the flu has touched, and then touching your eyes or mouth.

  • Children under 5 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • People with chronic conditions such as: heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, blood disorders diabetes, severe obesity, asthma and chronic lung disease, neurological disorders, cancer or immune-compromising conditions
  • Aboriginal people
  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People who are residents of nursing homes or other chronic-care facilities.

TIV (Trivalent inactivated vaccine): protects against three strains of seasonal influenza virus.

High-dose TIV (trivalent inactivated vaccine): protects against three strains of seasonal influenza virus.

aTIV (adjuvanted trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine): protects against three strains of seasonal influenza virus.

QIV (Quadrivalent inactivated vaccine): protects against four strains of seasonal influenza virus.

LAIV (Live attenuated influenza vaccine): protects against three strains of seasonal influenza virus.

The content and resources provided by CANImmunize are generated by the mHealth Lab team and its partners, including medical experts from leading Canadian Health Organizations. It is designed to help you make the most informed decisions about your and your family’s vaccination needs, but should not replace medical advice. Please discuss these topics with your healthcare provider. No content on the CANImmunize platform implies endorsement.

Last updated: 01/11/2018

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