People with diabetes often have a weakened ability to fight off infection. That’s why you’ll hear your healthcare team cautioning you to protect yourself from infections, whether it be from the flu or from cuts and scrapes.
Based on flu patterns in the world so far, the 2019 flu season in Canada is expected to be severe. Get your flu shot as soon as possible this year in order to be protected sooner rather than later.
Did you know?
It takes 2 weeks for the flu vaccination to reach effectiveness.
The sooner you get your shot, the more time you are covered throughout the flu season!
Each year’s flu shot is a custom blend – so last year’s won’t protect you from the same set of flu strains as this year’s.
In addition to getting your flu shot every year, other flu prevention tips include
Washing your hands often
Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze
Not touching your face