Latest COVID vaccine, flu shots now available in Burlington

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Published November 7, 2023 at 3:39 pm

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You can now get both the most recent COVID-19 and flu vaccines by visiting one of many pharmacies in Burlington.

The Ontario Ministry of Health is strongly encouraging both shots this season to curb the spread of illness and avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital.

“With the expected co-circulation of influenza, COVID-19 and RSV (respiratory virus) over the fall and winter, I encourage Ontarians to get their COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot as soon as they can,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “Especially those who are elderly, immunocompromised, or have medical conditions that make you particularly susceptible to harm from respiratory illnesses.”

The Health Ministry says it is safe and convenient to receive both a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time, reducing the need for multiple visits.

The new COVID-19 vaccines now available are specifically designed to target the XBB variant and were approved by Health Canada earlier this fall.

All Ontarians six months and older can receive their next COVID-19 dose if it has been a recommended six months since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection. Ontarians are encouraged to speak with a healthcare professional to help determine their appropriate vaccination schedule.

To find out which pharmacies will be carrying the vaccines you can follow this link.

 

 

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