Opinion: Early 2019 CNA flu clinic planned for Toronto

A second COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to be held at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday 12, as scientists work toward a future where all communities are protected from the virus. The viral infection is…

Opinion: Early 2019 CNA flu clinic planned for Toronto

A second COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to be held at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday 12, as scientists work toward a future where all communities are protected from the virus.

The viral infection is most commonly found in northern Japan, where it causes a flu-like illness in healthy individuals. It is one of the most common causes of hospitalization in children in the country.

It can also spread between people and is now found in 56 countries around the world. In November 2017, it caused a massive outbreak across Hawaii and central America.

According to a news release issued by the CNA, the vaccine that will be provided at the January clinic is part of the CVID™ vaccine series. It contains the ingredients that protect against Influenza A (H1N1) and Influenza B (H3N2) strains that are currently circulating.

Uncertainty about the value of vaccination remains. Research from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto suggests that young children get up to 11 more illnesses and one more hospitalization as a result of their vaccination.

The Canadian Guidelines for Pandemic Influenza (CDG), as well as recommended immunization procedures, are available at bit.ly/VaccinateCanada.

—With files from Brian Bailey

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