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Demand for the flu vaccine skyrockets, health care providers assure public there’s enough doses



Ontario is preparing for surging demand of the flu shot and has ordered 700,000 more doses than 2019.


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Ontario is preparing for surging demand of the flu shot and has ordered 700,000 more doses than 2019.

Demand for the flu vaccine has skyrocketed in Ontario, as public health officials have warned of a “twindemic” where the health care system would be stretched beyond capacity due to flu and COVID-19 patients in hospitals at the same time. 

Public health officials have urged residents to get their flu shot if they are able — so they can protect themselves, prevent the flu from spreading to more vulnerable people and to reduce the burden on the health care system. 

And while some are reporting line-ups to get the shot, and pharmacies are quickly going through their vaccine supply, officials told CBC News there will be more than enough to go around.

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