Interior Health urges people to get flu and COVID reminders ahead of possible surge in cases this fall | Radio NL


As a number of people roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 booster and flu shot in the coming weeks, the Kamloops Medical Officer of Health has some advice.

“I would expect to see more flu activity this year, so my plan, I’m going to go get the flu shot in one arm, COVID in another arm and relax on the weekends, and I’ll be protected for the season,” Dr. Carol Fenton said.

His comments come as a majority of British Columbians over the age of six months will be able to get a free flu shot after the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Speaking on the NL Noon Report, Fenton urged people to get vaccinated, as British Columbia prepares for a possible spike in flu infections and COVID-19 cases at the same time this fall.

“It’s way too early to say exactly what activity we’re going to see and what strains, but the very smart people who developed the flu vaccines for us did this modeling and they put these strains into the vaccines that we’re going to get. . ,” she says.

“Even if it’s not perfect, there is some protection.”

As for where you can get vaccinated?

“We still have public health clinics up and running, but the main purpose of these clinics is to get those people, especially children, who can’t get their shots through the pharmacy,” Fenton said, noting that c is where families could pick up their doses all at once.

“If you’re booking for yourself and you’re an adult, the quickest and easiest way is probably your local pharmacy.”

You will find a list of COVID-19 clinic locations in the Kamloops area here and a list of flu clinics here.


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