As we deal with a new respiratory virus in SARS CoV-2, it is important that we take advantage of pre-existing prevention techniques for other serious diseases. This includes seasonal influenza. By getting vaccinated for influenza you are helping to reduce the burden on our hospitals by preventing the spread of another respiratory disease. Often people talk about getting sick with “stomach flu.” This is not the same thing as influenza, and is caused by various other less severe viruses. Elderly people, young children, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions are at the highest risk for influenza. By getting vaccinated you can help protect vulnerable populations, hospitals, as well as yourself. You can book your flu shot today through your local pharmacy such as Shoppers Drug Mart and other locations! Discuss the flu shot with your family and friends so we can minimize the impact of flu season this year and focus on fighting COVID-19! For more information on vaccines click here.