Get Your Flu Shot
Get Your Flu Shot
at Square One Health Group in Mississauga
Flu Shots are now available at Square One Health Group in Square One Area, Mississauga. Protect yourself and your family from the flu this year. Come in today to get your flu shot at our clinic serving Square One, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke and Burlington.
Contact us today to schedule your flu shot!
The Flu shot is the best way you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
see where the flu shot is affecting Ontario this year.
Remember that Influenze (flu) spreads easily from person to person, especially during the peak season running from late fall to early spring.
Symproms of the flu include:
- Runny Nose
- Muscle Aches
- Extreme weakness and fatigue
The flu is not the same as having a cold. The flue facts page on Ontario.ca has a symptom chart to help you identify if you have the flu or a cold.
Who is a risk?
Most cases of the flu are mild and resolve with time, but in some cases, it can have serious complications from influenza.
Get your flu shot every year
The Flu shot is different each year because the virus changes - so you need to get it every year. Available now at Square One, medical clinic in Mississauga.
Tips to avoid getting - and spreading - the flu
Wash your hands often
- Even after getting the flu shot, washing with soap and water for at least 15 seconds helps keep the virus from spreading.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer (gel or wipes) with at least 60% alcohol
Cover your mouth when you couch or sneeze
- use a tissue and throw it out rather than putting it in your pocket, on a desk or table
- if you don't have a tissue, cough into your upper sleeve
Don't touch your face
- the flu virus spreads when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk and droplets enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth
Stay at home when you're sick
- viruses spread more easily in group settings, such as businesses, schools and nursing homes
Clean (and disinfect) surfaces and shared items
- viruses can live for up to 48 hours on hard surfaces like countertops, door handles, computer keyboards and phones
If you get the flu
Be sure to:
- stay home and get plenty of rest
- drink lots of fluids
- avoid caffeine
- speak to your doctor, nurse practitioner or pharmacist about over-the-counter medications that can help you feel better (such as basic pain or fever relievers), but do not give acetylsalicylic acid (ASA or Aspirin®) to anyone under 18 years old
- treat muscle pain using a hot water bottle or heating pad – apply heat for short periods of time
- take a warm bath
- gargle with a glass of warm saltwater or suck on hard candy or lozenges
- use spray or saline drops for a stuffy nose
- avoid alcohol and tobacco
Call your doctor if:
- you don't start to feel better after a few days
- your symptoms get worse
- you are in a high-risk group and develop flu symptoms