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COVID-19 still lacks ‘seasonality’ 4 years later, Tam warns

As cold and flu season unfolds in Canada, a rise in COVID-19 cases is also happening across many provinces, most notably in Ontario and Quebec. Despite the spike in COVID-19 cases alongside other respiratory illnesses such as influenza, a discernible seasonal pattern has yet to be established, warned Dr. Theresa …

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Ontario residents 6 months or older can now get COVID 19 vaccines and flu shots

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 30, 2023 6:27 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — Ontario residents who are six months and older will be able to receive their free flu shot and an updated COVID-19 vaccine starting today. Health Minister Sylvia Jones says …

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Manitoba advises preventive measures as flu season begins amid health-care recovery – Winnipeg

Flu and cold season is well underway in Manitoba and as the province still grapples with a struggling health-care system, experts are urging people to try and reduce transmission. “Washing our hands, physically distancing as we’re able, staying home when we’re sick — those are all things that we can …

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Seniors’ centres embrace temporary masking during flu season – Winnipeg

New direction from Manitoba Health about masking up during flu season is an “easy step” to help keep vulnerable people healthy this flu season, the Manitoba Association of Senior Communities says. As of Wednesday, Shared Health said, staff at Manitoba hospitals, personal care homes and other health-care facilities, as well as …

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Here’s how to get COVID-19, flu shots in Toronto this fall season – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Public Health said it is launching its “fight the flu and COVID-19” vaccination campaign this fall season “in anticipation of a surge in respiratory illnesses.” In a press release on Tuesday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said it is now offering COVID-19 …

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Nova Scotia’s top doctor to hold media availability on respiratory illnesses

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will hold a media availability about respiratory illnesses Tuesday afternoon. In a release, the province said Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update on the fall vaccine rollout plan. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be live streamed on this page. …

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New downtown exhibit compares Winnipeg’s COVID-19 response to the Spanish Flu – Winnipeg

A new exhibit in downtown Winnipeg is comparing the city’s response to the COVID-19 virus in 2020 to the Spanish Flu that spread across the world in 1918. It’s in the Millennium centre and run by Heritage Winnipeg every day until March 31. It is drawing parallels between the two …

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Top doctor says Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ past flu peak, COVID variant advances

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor says even though COVID-19 and flu activity is declining, the province “must remain vigilant” as a more transmissible variant gains ground. In a statement, Dr. Kieran Moore says parts of Ontario are reporting a rise in the number of cases of the more easily spreadable …

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‘It’s a Canada problem’: Cold and flu medication shortage outlines supply system flaws – National

Around Christmastime, Wendle Beaton was trying to find cold medication for her adult son in Brampton, Ont. “In my neighbourhood there’s like 20 (pharmacies) within like a two-kilometre radius because I live in the most populous part of the city,” Beaton said. The 55-year-old artist went to three stores before …

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