2/2 #EveryShotCounts to protect you & those around you: family, friends, kids too young to get vaccinated, people in our community who may not mount a strong immune response. Thank you to all who’ve rolled up sleeves or are queuing now!
1/2 In Good News, we’ve reached 80% of the eligible Canadian population, 12 years or older, fully vaccinated with #COVID19Vaccines! That’s >26.5 million Canadians contributing to #VaxToTheMax Canada! #ThisIsOURShot
2/2 This is not catch & release, it’s constant vigilance & hold on tight! Though severe illness trends are still rising as they lag behind ↑ cases, we’re making progress with 80% fully vaccinated and keeping up public health measures!
1/2 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : epidemic growth is still occurring, but we’re cautiously optimistic that the recent tightening of public health measures in areas where the virus has been surging is beginning to slow the spread.health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epide…Uo
Congratulations to @DreJoanneLiu, on receiving the @pahowho Award for Health Services Management and Leadership! Your contributions to and advocacy for global action in health and humanitarian crises have helped to strengthen health systems and saved lives.
2/3 When our vaccination firewall is too low, people who are not vaccinated, incl. those who can’t get vaccinated or don’t mount a strong immune response, are all at risk due to the highly contagious & more severe #DeltaVariant
1/3 Vaccination is more than something you do to protect yourself. As Dr. Strang, CMOH NS, has noted, we need to “...think about the ‘we’, not [just] the ‘me’. The choice to be vaccinated or not has implications for everyone around you.”
3/3 The good news: areas that have achieved high vaccination rates and maintained vigilance with public health and individual practices are able to keep infection & severe illness rates low to protect healthcare capacity.
2/3 This is a reminder that we must be highly vigilant, esp. with the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Time and again, we’ve seen that we need to act fast to avert an exponential rise in cases anywhere virus spread is accelerating.
1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: Disease severity trends show sustained increases nationally, with hospitalisation and ICU occupancy rates increasing more rapidly in jurisdictions where incidence is highest and vaccination rates are lowesthealth-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epide…vO
2/2 Likewise, although disease severity trends continue to increase nationally, there is significant regional variation. To slow COVID-19 infection rates & lessen impact on our health/healthcare continue what we know works ➡️Tired but tried & true:
1/2 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: disease activity continues to increase nationally, with significant regional variation in the past week’s trend, ranging from small declines in some areas to large increases where the virus is surginghealth-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epide…vO
Calling all health professionals! Learn more about #Lymedisease so you can:
-educate and inform your patients about tick bite prevention
-identify the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease
-report human cases through appropriate channels
For more information: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/2 Most recent cases/hospitalizations are in unvaccinated/partially vaccinated people. #DontWaitVaccinate: protect yourself, protect others, lessen impact of Delta wave on the health system and our social, learning and economic spaces ➡️ canada.ca/en/public-heal…
1/2 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: weekend data are still being compiled; as of late last week, 7-day averages show the continued rise of trends across daily counts of cases (16%), deaths (33%) and hospitalisation (23%)/ICU occupancy (22%)➡health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epide…Uo
2/4 From 14 Dec 2020 to 28 Aug 2021, 0.08% of fully vaccinated people became infected, with the majority of recent cases and hospitalizations occurring in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people.
Read more on #VaxBenefits →canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Summer is almost over, but ticks are still around. Prevent #tick bites to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases:
✔️tuck your pants into your socks
✔️wear closed-toe shoes
✔️wear insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin
Learn more: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
4/4 Let’s honour the sacrifices we’ve made, gather our strength, focus on what we know works and recommit to protecting the progress we’ve made to open doors to schools, businesses and social spaces. #COVIDKnowHow →canada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/4 Even as the 4th/Delta wave rises, #COVID19 vaccination + masking & spacing will provide each of us with layers of protection, while public health measures can be timed and targeted to slow epidemic growth when and where needed.
1/4 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: as we continue to face disruptions to daily life, it’s understandable to feel fatigued, but it’s important to know that we’re in a stronger position wit#COVID19Vaccineses and ↑ knowledge, tools, practicescanada.ca/en/public-heal…i3
3/3 By working together through unprecedented times, we’ve made significant achievements in knowledge, tools and practices that can see us through what may still be a challenging winter as we navigate this pandemic. #COVIDKnowHowcanada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/3 Unless we can reduce overall transmission rates quickly, through accelerated vaccination and control measures where the virus is surging, epidemic growth could lead to higher case counts than we have experienced thus far.
2/2 #EveryVaxCounts & our #VaxToTheMax continues to improve daily! As of Sept 15th, provs/terrs have administered over 54.6M doses of #COVID19Vaccines; 86% of people ≥12 years have at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine & 79% are fully vaccinated!
1/2 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: increasing fully vaccinated coverage quickly, esp. in 18-39 year olds, could help slow epidemic growth to ↓ the duration of high hospitalisation rates & ↓ risk of exceeding healthcare capacity through winter.