Translated by Nicholas Lauren, by Nicholas Seabrooch
Cornwall, Ontario – With the return of the annual flu season, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is promoting all eligible To receive the flu (influenza) vaccine, especially in the context of the current COVID-19 epidemic.
“With the onset of fall and cold weather, they bring with them the start of the flu season. Because the flu shot is the best protection against the flu and COVID-19 in the community, getting the shot is more important than ever. The flu vaccine has been approved for use with the COVID-19 vaccine and to stay healthy this season This is a crucial step, “read a statement from EOHU.
The flu (influenza) vaccine is available at most drugstores and health centers in the United Counties of SD&G and Cornwall. EOHU administers the flu (influenza) vaccine to children aged six months to five years.
“COVID-19 and the flu share many symptoms, but despite their similarities, a complete vaccination against COVID will not protect you from the flu. Taking a flu shot can reduce demand at COVID-19 assessment centers. Fewer people who develop flu symptoms need to be tested for COVID-19, ”the EOHU press release read. “Taking a flu shot reduces your chances of getting the flu and you have to go to the hospital. Taking a flu shot can help reduce stress on the health care system. ”
Parents wishing to vaccinate their young children should call 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120 to make an appointment.
Certain groups of people, including children 6 months to 5 years of age, people 65 years of age and older, and those with a chronic illness are more likely to suffer from complications from the seasonal flu. It is also recommended for anyone living with or belonging to one of these categories or taking care of getting a flu shot.