People Asked to Get Vaccinated, Beware of COVID-19 When Going Out to Vote: Health Expert | The Canadian News

Monday marks the 44th election in Canadian history. People will go to the polling stations to cast their vote.

Health experts are asking voters to be cautious and follow COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing a mask when leaving.

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Election in Canada: Voters head to the polls to cast their votes

Dr. Joseph Blondeau said that while it is too early to know how long the mask’s mandate will last, people should be prepared to have a mask ready when they head into the immediate future, perhaps longer.

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“It all depends on the provincial government, but I could see that masks are part of our lives for a while,” said Blondeau.

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With daily cases increasing throughout the province, mainly in the unvaccinated.

“Since last week’s provincial health restrictions, it’s good to see vaccination rates go up in Saskatchewan,” Blondeau told Global News via Zoom.

“It is a pity that we have reached this point, in this fourth wave, but we are where we are.”

Blondeau said that with the recent increase in children getting COVID-19, that should be incentive enough to get fully vaccinated.

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He adds that booster vaccines continue to be discussed in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

“They are interested in seeing what percentage of the population is immunized (if they get a booster shot), will they have enough antibodies to prevent further strain on the health care system?” Blondeau said.

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Blondeau added that people shouldn’t be put off by vaccines after Health Canada decided to rename the trio of vaccines most widely used in the country.

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