Government of Nova Scotia

11/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/12/2021 09:23

Dr. Strang Receives Flu Vaccine

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, received his annual flu shot today, November 12, at Shopper's Drug Mart in Fall River.

"It is important to get your annual flu vaccine," said Dr. Strang. "Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu each year. Now that I got mine, it's one less thing I have to worry about this winter."

Quick Facts:

  • Nova Scotia has ordered 495,200 doses of the flu shot this year
  • adults over 65, children six months to five years old, people who are pregnant, those residing in crowded living situations, people of any age who are residents of long-term care facilities and people with chronic illness are at a high risk of developing flu-related complications
  • people with flu symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 because the symptoms are similar for both illnesses