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The Maitland Valley Family Health Team is pleased to offer flu shots to our patients (over the age of 6 months) beginning Thursday, November 6, 2014:

DATE

TIMES

Thurs Nov 6

9:00 am – 12 pm

 

Thurs Nov 6

 

1:30pm – 4:30 pm

Thurs Nov 13

9:00 am – 12 pm

 

Wed Nov 19

 

*4:00 pm – 8:00 pm*

Orphan patients welcome!

Bring your health card and wear short sleeves please! Thank you.

Is it a cold or influenza?

Cold

Symptom

Influenza

Rare

Fever

Usual high fever (102°F/39°C)    

– sudden onset, lasts 3-4 days

Rare

Headache

Usual – can be severe

Sometimes, mild

General aches and pains

Usual – often severe

Unusual

Extreme fatigue

Usual early onset – can be severe

Common

Runny, stuffy nose

Common

Common

Sneezing

Sometimes

Common

Sore throat

Common

Sometimes, mild to moderate

Chest discomfort, coughing

Usual – can be severe

 

Can lead to sinus congestion or earache

Complications

Can lead to pneumonia and respiratory failure; can worsen a current chronic condition; can be life-threatening

 

 


  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve

 

 

PREVENTION

 

     

    • Annual vaccination
    • Wash hands frequently
    • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve

    NOTE:  Influenza and stomach “flu” (gastroenteritis) are NOT caused by the same virus.

    Influenza Links:  

    Huron County Health Unit

    Public Health Agency of Canada

    Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

    Centre for Disease Control and Prevention 

    World Health Organization 

    Middlesex-London Health Unit

    Please note, we have removed all toys from our waiting room and exam rooms to help prevent the spread of the flu.  

     

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