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Vaccination is the best prevention to prevent the spread of the highly contagious influenza virus.
Your pharmacist owner affiliated to the Jean Coutu network is happy to offer you health services adapted to your needs.
According to your province, several Jean Coutu affiliated pharmacies offer the possibility to meet with a nurse or a pharmacist to administer the flu vaccine on site.
Although, seemingly innocuous, the flu is associated with serious complications and to numerous deaths each year.
The flu often includes stronger symptoms: extreme fatigue and weakness, fever and shivering, pain and muscle soreness, and general malaise. Additionally, it can lead to other complications (bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis, etc.), which sometimes require hospitalization. In the most serious cases, it can lead to death.
Anyone over the age of six months can be vaccinated against the flu.
However, it is particularly important to receive it if you fall within one of the following groups of patients at high risk of influenza-related complications:
Under provincial programs, the flu vaccine is provided free of charge in certain vaccination centres for people at a high-risk of complications.
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