Influenza: What You Need to Know
Influenza, also known as the "flu", is a common and highly contagious, respiratory disease. It is caused by a virus and is easily caught and spread. Symptoms of the flu typically include:
While most people recover fully from the flu, it may lead to more severe and life-threatening complications such as pneumonia.
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The Department of Health and Community Services would like to assure the public that the seasonal influenza vaccination in Newfoundland and Labrador has not been impacted by Health Canada’s decision to suspend the distribution of Novartis flu shots. To read more, click here.