How to get COVID-19, flu vaccines in Ottawa – CBC

Pharmacies, pop-ups are the general go-to for 2 shots at once

Nov 01, 2023

The province cranked the 2023-24 respiratory season vaccine campaign wide open this week, allowing most people to get updated COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Ottawa’s health-care institutions are at high risk from respiratory illness such as COVID, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to Ottawa Public Health (OPH)’s latest update.

It’s been that way since September and is expected to stay that way until at least March. OPH has said it expects this respiratory illness season to be like the last one.

OPH says getting vaccinated is one part of a strategy — along with wearing masks, keeping hands and surfaces clean and staying home when sick — that protects yourself and others who are at risk of more serious health problems if infected with one or more of these.

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