The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine is free for all Nova Scotians this year (2012/2013). This vaccine will protect against three strains of the seasonal influenza that are predicted to circulate this season, including H1N1.
All Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated but it is strongly recommended for people at high risk of influenza-related complications and for those who care for them. This includes the following groups:
Some of the symptoms of the flu include a fever and/or cough with one or more of the following symptoms: unusual tiredness, headaches, muscle or joint aches, sore throat.
This year, seasonal flu vaccine will be available through physician offices, workplace clinics and public health clinics.
For more information on what is happening in your area please contact your family physician or your local public health office, or go to your district health authorities website by clicking on the map.
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Page last updated 2012-10-18.