This fall, in a growing number of companies across Canada, workers can click on a link to a Shoppers Drug Mart page to schedule a flu shot for themselves and their family.
The arrival of fall triggers a familiar ritual across the country. Summer clothes are put away, patio furniture is hauled indoors, and sweaters and coats are pulled out of hiding and readied for the cold months ahead.
Wondering how you'll find time this year to get a flu shot? For many Canadians, receiving the flu vaccine is as easy as going to their neighbourhood drugstore.
It has been said that after effective sanitation, vaccinations represent the most significant contribution to public health.
With cooler weather on the horizon, the cold and flu season is also lurking around the corner.
When flu season hits, it almost seems like getting sick is unavoidable.
You feel worse by the hour. Your joints ache, your head feels heavy, you can't stop coughing, you're freezing as your temperature rises and you feel weak. You hope it’s not true, but you know what it means – those unwelcome visitors, either cold or flu, have taken up residence.
The beginning of fall brings thoughts of colds and the flu. The words “it’s time for your flu shot” are not exactly what Canadians like to hear...