It's Not Too Late - Protect Yourself and Your Family this Holiday Season Be Wise and Immunize


Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and CEO of Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, received his flu shot to help protect himself, his family, and his coworkers from the influenza virus.

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. It is highly contagious and spreads rapidly from person to person. Fortunately, the influenza vaccine is safe and effective and can benefit people of all ages.

Even if you’re healthy, getting immunized against influenza is a great way to protect those around you where you live, work and play. For more information about how you can be wise and immunize, ask your local health care provider or visit

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