The flu is highly contagious and is spread when people come into contact with those who have the flu, or touch contaminated surfaces and then touch their faces. Children, seniors and people living with chronic disease are more vulnerable to the flu and are at a greater risk of hospitalisation, serious illness and even death.
In order to protect the most susceptible, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the flu. Ontario’s Doctors advise everyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot, stay home when sick, and not go to the doctor’s office for a sick note. We can limit the spread of the flu, and keep ourselves and those around us healthy by washing our hands often.