VICTORIA, B.C. — The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Surgeons has issued a call for doctors to “consider” adding flu vaccine to their regular schedules to help prevent a coronavirus pandemic.
The call comes just months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will join the international community in vaccinating all of its citizens against the coronaviruses coronaviral and respiratory diseases, including the flu, in 2020.
“While the global flu pandemic has hit many Canadians hard, there are many Canadians who are suffering and facing challenges that are unique to this province,” said Dr. Jill Kostes, president of the Canadian Association.
She urged Canadians to consider the option to “consult with a naturopathic doctor or pharmacist” about the flu vaccine.
Kostes is in Victoria, British Columbia, where the coronavia vaccine is now in a phase III clinical trial.
With files from The Canadian Press