|The Government of Ontario says, on average, 10 to 20 percent of Canadians get the flu each year. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates 2,000 to 8,000 of those with the flu will die of flu-related complications. And, the flu costs the Canadian economy $1 billion annually in lost productivity and increased healthcare costs. Yet only about a third of Canadians get the flu shot each year.|
As healthcare providers, you know the risks of the flu and the potential benefits of vaccination. This e-newsletter offers tips on fighting the flu through education, flu vaccination clinics and employer-sponsored flu-shot days.
The flu is an inevitable part of the upcoming season. But healthcare providers can do their part to minimize it by promoting and educating patients on the potential benefits of the flu vaccination. Good luck, and stay healthy!
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