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Influenza immunization

As you know, flu season is upon us – and once again it comes in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that we all continue to take the required precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and other viruses as we enter into the respiratory disease season.

By keeping the number of influenza cases and outbreaks low, we can help protect our patients, as well as our more vulnerable populations, such as seniors and young children. Keeping flu numbers down will also help our healthcare teams maintain capacity in the system and allow us to focus on our COVID-19 response.

Like COVID-19, immunization is the most effective way to prevent the flu, to reduce symptoms if you do get sick, and to limit the spread to those around you. I encourage you all to take action and get the flu shot as soon as you can.

Joining me to tell us more about this year’s influenza campaign are:

  • Dr. Kristin Klein, Medical Officer of Health for Provincial Population and Public Health
  • Yvonne Haniak, Occupational Health Advisor with Workplace Health and Safety’s Standards and Innovation team
  • Danielle Neave, Director of Workplace Health and Safety Business Partnerships for the North Zone