Holiday season health advice from Canada’s top doctor – CTV

Dec. 18, 2022

Canada’s top doctor is sharing her advice for protecting the health of yourself and loved ones in the first holiday season largely free of COVID-19 restrictions.

Speaking to CTV’s Your Morning on Monday, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam urged Canadians to keep up-to-date with their COVID-19 and flu vaccinations and to stay home if sick.

“Well, of course we’ve been gathering quite a bit since the fall and we’re heading into the holiday season, where people would want to get together more because it is the first holiday season where there’s been no specific restrictions on movement or contact,” Tam said.

“So with that in mind, we can protect ourselves as we head into meeting with family and friends.”

Tam suggested wearing high-quality masks, ensuring there is proper ventilation indoors, hand washing and using COVID-19 rapid tests as other ways to help prevent the spread of viruses during holiday gatherings.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/rise-in-respiratory-illnesses-prompts-further-caution-this-holiday-season-family-doctor-1.6199916

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