Toronto Star, Camilla Cornell special to the Star

It’s that time again. Time to get your flu shot. And though you may be one of those who would rather be featured on My Strange Addiction than get a needle, you’d be wise to conquer your fears and get yourself to a pharmacy or doctors’s office. Here’s why:

1. You shouldn’t mess around with influenza. The flu is a highly contagious virus that infects millions of Canadians annually. “It can be serious even for people who are healthy,” says Dianne Carmichael, a longtime health-care veteran and board member for the advocacy organization Patients Canada.

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