Why should I get the influenza vaccine?

Question: 
Why should I get the influenza vaccine?
Answer: 
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against influenza, a disease that can cause serious illness and sometimes death. In Canada, thousands of people are hospitalized and may die from influenza and its complications during years with widespread or epidemic influenza activity. Influenza can lead to serious illness in seniors over 65 years and in other high-risk groups. Even healthy people can get very sick from influenza. When you get vaccinated, you help protect others, too, by reducing the spread of the influenza virus.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021