What Can I Expect This Fall?
The Fall is fast approaching, bringing us back to school, cool crisp air, colourful leaves and an increase in respiratory infections.
If an Elder living in Long-Term Care becomes ill this Fall, testing for a number of infections and isolation may be necessary. Masking may also be required based on transmission of respiratory infections within the community. This will be at the direction of Public Health and/or Ministry of Health or Long-Term Care guidance.
Performing frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and keeping up to date with vaccinations is the best way to stay protected against infection.
All three of our Homes will be offering both influenza vaccine, otherwise known as the “Flu Shot” and COVID-19 boosters to those Elders and staff that are eligible and wish to receive the vaccines. The flu vaccine may be given at the same time, or at any time before or after the COVID-19 vaccine.
The health and safety to those living, working, and visiting our Homes is of utmost priority. If you have any questions regarding vaccinations or current guidance, please feel free to reach out to one of our Infection Prevention and Control Leads.
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