‘Get your vaccinations,’ medical officer of health warns, as Toronto battles bad flu season – CBC

‘Higher degree of influenza transmission’ to continue in coming weeks, Dr. Eileen de Villa says

Nov 16, 2022

Everyone should take precautions, including getting vaccinated, as Toronto battles a particularly bad influenza season, the city’s medical officer of health said on Wednesday after she rolled up her sleeve to get her flu vaccine.

Dr. Eileen de Villa, speaking to reporters at the Metro Hall immunization clinic downtown, said Toronto Public Health is seeing “heightened levels of respiratory illness” earlier in the year than would normally be the case.

“We expect this trend to continue over the next number of weeks,” she said.

De Villa said she is encouraging Toronto residents to get both their flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster.

Residents need to do their part to protect the health-care system and vulnerable people, including children, seniors, and those with medical conditions, she said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/flu-season-bad-toronto-medical-officer-health-1.6654140

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