Monday, October 5, 2009

Influenza Prevention and Care (Ontario Government) Updated October 05, 2009

This year it's a different flu season

Every fall there is some kind of flu going around. But this year it’s a different flu season. There will be seasonal flu and H1N1 flu. Ontario is prepared to protect people from both kinds of flu.


With two types of flu viruses circulating, it’s important to know when to schedule your shots.
A vaccine will be available for both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu. Vaccines will be delivered in a way that best protects everyone.
Be sure to talk to your health care provider about what’s best for you and your family.

Influenza Prevention and Care

Tips to stay healthy

There are things you can do every day to protect against the flu and to help prevent it from spreading. One of the most important is to wash your hands often and wash them thoroughly.

What to do if you have symptoms

The flu can be a serious illness for some. But most people recover by resting at home. If you think you have H1N1 flu or seasonal flu, try to stay home and get as much rest as you can. This will help you to get better and it prevents others from catching the flu.
Woman with flu symptoms
For More Information
For information about seasonal flu, H1N1 and pandemic preparedness call ServiceOntario, Infoline at 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559. In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Hours of operation : 24 hours, 7 days a week
To find health care options in your community, visit or call 1-866-330-6206
If you don’t have a health care provider, you can register for the Health Care Connect program at or call: 1-800-445-1822

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