With lowest vaccination rate in Canada, Quebecers urged to get flu shot
A person receives a flu shot in this file photo. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:10PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:20PM EST
MONTREAL—With cases of influenza spiking during the holidays, health authorities reminded Montrealers on Saturday that it isn’t too late to go get vaccinated against the flu.
Quebec is the province with the lowest level of vaccination in Canada, with only 27 per cent of Quebecers getting the shot.
With numerous handshakes and close greetings exchanged during the holidays between friends and family, the flu virus has a near-perfect way to travel. Vaccinations are still being offered at local CLSCs and people with small children, the elderly or those with chronic diseases are urged to get vaccinated.
The vaccination is free for those in at-risk groups.
—With files from The Canadian Press.