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Vaccinate or mask up: Vancouver Coastal Health rolls out flu season policy (UPCC)

Vaccinate or mask up - Vancouver Coastal Health rolls out flu season policy (Photo credit: Global News)

“Get your shot or grab a mask.”

That’s the message coming from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as it implements its flu policy across all VCH facilities.

Under the policy, visitors to hospitals, urgent primary care centres or other VCH facilities are asked to wear a face mask to prevent flu transmission if they haven’t been immunized this year.

“The flu can be devastating for our patients because many have chronic health problems including weakened immune systems and are more susceptible to serious illness,” said VCH’s Medical Health Officer Dr. Meena Dawar in a media release.

Click here to read the full story in the Global News.

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