Updated COVID, seasonal flu vaccines now available in Ottawa for those at high risk – Canada.com

Oct 11, 2023

Both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines will be available to the general population as of the end of October or early November.

The updated COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccines are now available in Ottawa for people considered at higher risk of serious outcomes from illness.

That group, which has been expanded from previous years, includes health-care workers and first responders; all children between six months and five years of age; residents of congregant living; people 65 and older; members of racialized communities; and those who are pregnant, among others.

Vaccines became available for the high-risk group as of Wednesday. Residents of long-term care homes — who are considered the most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 and flu, and who have made up a significant proportion of recent deaths — began getting vaccinated last month.

Read More: https://o.canada.com/news/local-news/updated-covid-seasonal-flu-vaccines-now-available-in-ottawa-for-those-at-high-risk

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