May 20, 2022

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Flu shot campaign begins in Manitoba

Flu shot campaign begins in Manitoba

This order also includes over-the-counter vaccines, a type of vaccine designed for seniors 65 and older to protect them from complications, especially from influenza.

In 2017, Manitoba became the first province in Canada to provide high-dose vaccines to seniors.

Who can get an overdose of influenza vaccine?

  • Individuals living in homes receive support and assistance services;
  • Persons newly arrested or transferred from another federal correctional facility or from outside the province;
  • Individuals who receive home care services while on the waiting list for admission to a long-term care facility;
  • Persons living in the first country or in a remote or isolated community;
  • People living in the north parallel to the 53rd.

Getting a flu shot is the most effective way to protect yourself in the community , Manitoba Health Minister Audrey Gordon argues.

She encourages all monitobones to stay active in the winter, eat a healthy diet and reduce stress. A good way to improve our mental and physical health, Chief Medical Officer adds.

The flu puts more stress on the health care system

Brent Rousin recalls that COVID-19 still exists And if we have the flu at the same time, it can put a lot of pressure on our health care system , He he said.

The Pneu-P-23 vaccine or polysaccharide vaccine, which helps protect against pneumococcal infections, is also available free of charge to the elderly wherever influenza vaccines are distributed. Both can be performed simultaneously.

Dr. Philip Lagos-Vines, a medical microbiologist at Saint-Boniface Hospital, encourages the health network to vaccinate against flu to prevent overload, but the flu season is expected to return.

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Dr Lagake-Vines said it was possible to see the first signs of an increase in the number of influenza cases in the United States and the tropics.

Attempts to combat the spread of COVID-19 have had an impact on the flu. We didn’t see anything last year. But with the return to social interactions, the flu is expected to return. Twenty months or more have passed since we last saw the flu. Immunity decreases in the general population. This pushes the importance of immunity to prevent the flu wave this winter.

According to Dr. Lagos-Vines, that is The castle is possible The province will also need to transfer people with less serious illnesses to other hospitals outside the province to protect the health system of Manitoba.

Vaccines are especially available in public health offices, physician offices and access centers.

In 2020, the province surpassed its vaccine coverage record, vaccinating 31.6% of the population.

According to Health Canada’s latest weekly influenza surveillance report, no cases were reported in Manitoba from September 26 to October 9, 2021.