Health officials urge vaccination as respiratory illnesses expected to peak over holidays

Times Colonist

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths are down in BC but other respiratory illnesses are on the increase as the holiday season approaches, says provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry. The doctor who led the province through the worst of the pandemic was back at the podium on Monday encouraging more people to get their COVID and flu vaccines with the expectation that respiratory illnesses will peak in late December and early January. “At this point in time, COVID seems to be low, steady, hasn’t gone away, but in the next few weeks, we’re going to see more influenza,” said Henry. Read more…

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