Now that fall has set in, it’s even more important to protect yourself against COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory illnesses. The simplest way is by getting vaccinated and practising healthy hygiene.
RNAO encourages all nurses and their family and friends to get the flu shot, COVID-19 booster and RSV vaccine once they are available. They are the best defense against the viruses. Healthy hygiene measures include frequent and thorough handwashing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you feel sick.
Book an appointment for your COVID-19 booster dose using the provincial web portal and find a flu shot clinic near you by visiting Ontario.ca. Please note, it is safe to receive COVID-19 and flu shots at the same time.