If Australia’s flu season is any indication, the northern hemisphere might be in for a busy time over the subsequent few months.
Now, the Region of Waterloo Public Health says it is not doable to foretell with certainty what Canada will see based mostly on what folks skilled down underneath between June and October.
However, they do say their influenza season can present a slight glimpse into what the northern hemisphere has in retailer.
Public health says Australia noticed an earlier start to the flu season, and a “higher than expected volume,” however the severity of circumstances has been comparatively low.
Our flu season ramps up in November. It was a 12 months in the past this week that Waterloo Region had their first lab-confirmed case of the flu for 2018-19.
So far so good, nevertheless, as public health says Ontario hasn’t proven any important influenza exercise at this level.
But that is not stopping officers from urging folks to get the flu shot.
This 12 months will see the shot shield in opposition to three strains, together with H1N1, the identical pressure accountable for the 2009 pandemic.
Pharmacists are capable of administer the vaccine for the seventh 12 months in a row, whereas flu shot clinics from the area will start up on November 5.
If Guelph is any signal, there might be some backups. Late final week, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health reported delays of as much as an hour for these on the lookout for a shot.
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Our flu clinic in #Guelph final evening was a full home. We gave over 680 immunizations!
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— WDG Public Health (@WDGPublicHealth) October 25, 2019