Please get your influenza immunization before December 1st.
Question: Do you need to get a flu shot if you are wearing a mask every shift?
Answer: Yes. The flu vaccine has more than a half-century history of safely and effectively preventing many strains of the flu and it keeps many people out of the hospital due to flu-related illnesses. Expert opinion warns that co-infection with influenza and COVID-19 may result in devastating health outcomes for some. It is especially important this year to avoid preventable diseases such as the flu so that resources can remain focused on fighting the ongoing pandemic. Let’s focus on helping to save lives by uniting to prevent the spread of any infection.
This year, flu vaccinations were given to staff between Oct. 26 and Nov 6th for those who worked during these on-unit flu clinics.
If you did not get a flu vaccination during those dates, please go to a drugstore (Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs) to receive your flu shot. Shoppers Drug Mart requires online registration and no appointment necessary.