Ontarians urged to get both flu, COVID-19 shots amid respiratory virus season – CBC

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Oct 30, 2023

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says this respiratory virus season should be easier on the province and its hospitals than last year, but success will largely depend on levels of vaccination.

Residents who are six months and older can receive a free flu shot and an updated COVID-19 vaccine starting today.

Dr. Kieran Moore says it is safe and convenient to get both shots at the same time, saying he has his own appointment booked for Monday.

New COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were approved by Health Canada earlier this fall and are designed to target the XBB COVID-19 variant.

The province says those who are six months and older can receive their new COVID-19 shot if six months have passed since their last vaccine dose or confirmed infection.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-flu-shots-1.7012295

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