Fall Preparedness Plan & Flu Campaign - September 22/20

The government has announced the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history.

The campaign is part of the province’s comprehensive plan to prepare the healthcare system for a second wave of COVID-19, entitled Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19.

The plan sets out a series of steps to prevent, identify, and respond to any outbreak scenario this fall and will:

  • Maintain strong public health measures, including continued expansion of testing and case and contact management;
  • Quickly identify, manage and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks;
  • Accelerate efforts to reduce health service backlogs;
  • Prepare for surges in COVID-19 cases;
  • Recruit, retain, train and support health care workers, while also continuing to engage families and caregivers; and
  • Implement the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history.

Given the size and complexity of the Keeping Ontarians Safe plan, the province will be releasing additional details this week.

News Release:

English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58474/ontario-set-to-launch-largest-flu-immunization-campaign-in-provinces-history

French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/58473/lontario-sapprete-a-lancer-la-plus-vaste-campagne-de-vaccination-contre-la-grippe-de-son-histoire