Facts About Flu


This time of year, hospitals across Ontario are seeing more patients than usual in Emergency Departments. Lakeridge Health is also seeing higher patient volumes, which can lead to longer than average wait times. Influenza and other flu-like illnesses are contributing to our busier Emergency Departments. Dr. Dan Ricciuto, our Infectious Diseases expert is here to help you understand how to keep cold and flu germs at bay and why it's not too late to get your flu shot.


Is the flu contagious?  

How can I stay healthy during cold and flu season? 

When should I get help if I have the flu? 

Is the stomach flu caused by the same virus as influenza? 

Is the flu shot safe? 

How effective is this season's flu shot?