FLU SEASON IS HERE
GET PROTECTED. GET THE FLU SHOT.
Appointments are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis (limited quantities).
Book your flu shot right here in Beaconsfield, without hassle and in a completely professional environment, administered by a certified nurse. We will be administering the INTANZA™ intradermal influenza vaccine this year. With A NEEDLE THAT IS TEN TIMES SMALLER than the traditional needle, it is designed for improved patient comfort.
AVOID THE LINE-UPS.
CALL HEALTH ACCESS FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY.
About The Seasonal Flu
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection. It is transmitted through the air or through hands contaminated with droplets projected by an infected person who coughs or sneezes. The influenza virus generally circulates in Quebec each year from December to March or April. It can cause high fever, cough and intense fatigue, and can keep you from going about your day-to-day activities.
The Flu Shot
A new vaccine is administered each year based on the circulating strains of the virus during the winter. This year (2011), the vaccine contains three strains of the flu virus: two type A strains and one type B. This seasonal-flu includes the influenza A(H1N1) strain, responsible for the pandemic that occurred in 2009.
The vaccine is safe and does not contain any live virus. As a result, it cannot transmit the disease. Vaccination cannot protect you, however, against more mundane infections such as colds, which are often mistaken for the flu.
The single best way to protect against the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.
Book your Flu shot today!