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Do your part to help stop the spread of the flu bug


Oops! Forgot to cover my mouth as I sneezed.
The flu season has come upon us and this year a strain not accounted for in the flu vaccine is ravaging its way across North America. While health officials say the vaccine will help protect us a little bit, those who have not had the shot are vast in numbers, especially since there is not enough of the vaccine to go around the entire continent.
Children and the elderly are most vulnerable and should get the shot if they can.
In the mean time everyone can do their part to help stop the spread of the bug that can kill the most vulnerable members of our society.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Wash your hands frequently; with an antibacterial soap if possible.
If you get sick stay home. Don’t go out in public and spread the bug to others.
This is not something anyone wants to give to others, but it does happen when people are not careful.
If you have not had the flu shot, get it. Call the Northwestern Health Unit (852-3268) to make an appointment. It is free to all residents of Ontario.
–Until then,