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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) at our Wednesday Nursing Clinics starting Wednesday, November 26/14 to Wednesday, December 17 between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  We thank you for attending on Wednesdays only when we are staffed to offer flu shots. 

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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