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Oct 10, 2023
Vaccine bookings available now for high-risk populations, all Torontonians later this month
With respiratory illness season on the horizon, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has launched a vaccination campaign in the hopes that people will get shots for both COVID-19 and the flu.
In a news release issued Tuesday, TPH officials said the city is anticipating a “surge” in such illnesses through the fall. Public Health Ontario’s latest COVID-19 wastewater data shows an uptick of the virus in most parts of the province, including the Greater Toronto Area.
“Vaccine protection decreases over time and many of us are due for an additional dose,” said Board of Health Chair Chris Moise in a statement. “New formulations of the COVID-19 vaccine are effective against the current dominant variant of the virus.
“I encourage residents to be vaccinated for both COVID-19 and the flu as soon as they’re eligible.”