Get your flu shot

Your pharmacist owner affiliated with Familiprix offers a flu vaccination service.

This year, the flu shot will be given mainly in pharmacies.

The flu vaccine is an excellent method to prevent the spread of influenza. It is recommended that you get vaccinated each year before the first outbreak.

When you get the vaccine, not only do you protect yourself, you also protect family members and those around you who are unable to get the vaccine (such as very young children).

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You can book a vaccine appointment at participating Familiprix branches on the Clic Santé website.

Who should be vaccinated?

Young children and their families

Young children are more vulnerable than healthy adults. By vaccinating the whole family, we provide optimal protection.

Older people

Older people have a higher risk of developing complications related to influenza. Vaccination is highly recommended for this population.

Pregnant women

The risks are higher during the 2nd and 3rd trimester and if the woman has concomitant illnesses. Vaccination is required in order to protect herself and her unborn child.

Vaccination is recommended for everyone, especially:

  • Healthcare workers
  • People who spend time with those with high risks of complications
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart problems, etc.)

How to recognize flu symptoms

The flu is often mistaken for a cold. Although the symptoms are similar, the common cold is more frequent and commonplace than the flu. Common symptoms of influenza are:

Symptoms*FluColdCOVID
FeverCommon

Sudden onset

Temperature between 38°C and 40°C
(entre 100, 4°F et 104°F)
RareCommon
CoughCommon with sudden onsetCommon, but light to moderate with expectoration (phlegm)Common going up to breathing difficulties
Headache
Common and often severe
RarePossible
Aches and pains
Common and often severe
RarePossible
FatigueCommon and severe
Duration: A few days or more
Common, but mild
Possible
Nausea and vomitingCommon, but mildRareRare
New loss of smell or tastePossible

Sudden onset
RareRare
Stuffy and runny noseRareCommonPossible
Sneezing
RareCommonPossible
Mal de gorgeCommonCommonPossible

Source :World Health Organization

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