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Federal government still urging Canadians to get vaccinated

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Federal health officials continue to urge Canadians to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated.

The federal government held a new conference on Wednesday to help Canadians understand the importance of up-to-date vaccinations. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said it was especially important to protect as winter was approaching.

“Pediatric hospitals are overwhelmed. Our health workers are so tired. It’s time to be environmentally protected,” Duclos said.

Dr Vera Etcht, Health Medical Officer for Ottawa Public Health, said with the number of COVID-19 and flu cases on the rise, preventive measures are being taken to protect people, keep people out of hospitals and help our health. He said getting vaccinated is more important. system function. She added that her parents need to make sure their kids have all the shots they need.

“To measles, to polio. So now is the time to reach out to public health and your doctor to make sure you’re not missing out on protection from childhood immunizations,” Etches said.

She added that COVID-19 vaccination coverage is high in all age groups except for the youngest children under the age of five. She wanted parents to know that vaccines are available for that age group, safe and effective.

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