Quebec public health urges seniors to get COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot – CBC

Province recording hundreds of hospitalizations related to viruses daily

Nov 15, 2023

Quebec’s public health director is calling on seniors — particularly those over 70 — to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.

The province is recording hundreds of hospitalizations daily and about 50 deaths weekly related to COVID-19, said Dr. Luc Boileau at a news conference Wednesday.

Public health is expecting an increase in cases in the next two to three weeks, following a spike in infections from September to October.

“The pandemic might be behind us, but the virus is still circulating — and it’s circulating actively,” he said.

Dr. Boileau says hundreds of thousands of seniors have yet to sign up for the latest vaccines. He is also recommending that pregnant women get their flu shot to protect themselves and their babies.

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