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Manitoba health officials say more flu shots would help ease strain on health care – Winnipeg

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The chief physician at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg said the facility saw three times as many children as usual. seasonal flu That’s it for this month.

Doctor Elizabeth Doylethe medical director and chief of pediatrics, is scheduled to join the conference call tonight with parents.

She said the growing number of children with respiratory viruses is straining resources.


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Children’s hospital sees surge in young patients early in flu season


Doyle said the high number of flu cases comes in addition to children infected with COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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She said flu vaccination coverage among children this year is low, at just over 6 percent, according to state data.

Doctors Manitoba, which represents about 4,000 doctors and medical students, warns that hospitals are at risk of being overwhelmed in the near future.


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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to Children Under 4 in Manitoba: State


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