Quebec gets an 'F' on flu report card
Published Friday, May 11, 2012 8:53PM EDT
MONTREAL - A survey by the Quebec lung association shows the province grades lowest in vaccination rates and highest in flu incidence, giving it an "F" on its flu report card.
Quebec had only a 27 percent vaccination rate. It also had the highest flu rate across Canada, with 25 per cent of the population getting sick.
Montreal public health says part of the problem is that flu shots aren't completely covered in Quebec.
The same survey suggests millions more Canadians would consider the flu shot if the needle was thinner and the process faster and easier.
With winter far from our thoughts, doctors are hoping when it does come around again, more Quebecers will roll up their sleeve and give us a better grade.
People in Quebec are less likely to get the flu shot than those from any other province. (CTV Montreal)