#COVID19Vaccines protect against serious illness. The more people fully vaccinated the greater the impact to slow spread. But as activities move indoors this fall/winter, layers of protection & safer ways to connect are still needed➡️
Individual protective #PublicHealth measures, like wearing a mask, improving indoor ventilation, washing your hands often & staying home when sick will help prevent the spread of #Flu, #COVID19 & other respiratory illnesses!
3/3 Layers build up better protection: wearing face masks, keeping up with hand hygiene, and staying home/away from others if sick, help keep us/others healthy, reduce virus spread, and ease pressure on the health system.
2/3 This is even more important as we head into respiratory infections season. Getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and up-to-date with other recommended vaccines, including the annual #FluShot, is an important foundation of protection ➡️
1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: case counts continue to decline nationally and across most jurisdictions, with severe illness trends stable, but still elevated. Keeping up the #COVIDWise 1.2.3. can help to keep the Delta down➡️
3/ 3 These are reassuring signs that ongoing efforts/layers of protection are working to keep the Delta down, protecting us, our families & health system as we head into the winter/respiratory infections season! #VaxToTheMax#WashMaskSpace ➡️
2/3 Likewise, the latest national #epidemiology indicators (7-day moving averages) show declining disease incidence (daily cases ↓ 16%), stable severe illness trends (daily in hospital/ICU ↓ 9.3% and ↓ 9.5%), and decreasing % lab test positivity ➡️
1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : #PHAC-@McMasterU longer-range modelling forecast from Oct 8, 2021 continues to play out in national surveillance data, with subsequent cases (red dots up to Oct 25) appearing on the declining trajectory ➡️
Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Evidence shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe. A complete series of mRNA #COVID19Vaccines is recommended to protect you from increased risk of severe outcomes. Read more on vaccination and #pregnancy. ➡️
3/3 Keeping up with #WashMaskSpace and getting more people vaccinated will help protect communities more broadly, including children not yet eligible for vaccination and those who may not mount a strong response to #COVID19Vaccines➡️
2/3 Infection rates continue to decline across all age groups, but remain highest among children and youth aged 0-19 years, followed by young adults 20-39 and adults 40-59 years. Infection rates remain lowest among those aged 60 years or older.
1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: the latest 7-day moving averages show continued decline in disease activity, with a 14% decrease in daily cases nationally vs. the week prior, while hospitalizations and ICU admissions remain stable.