Coronavirus: Canadians urged to get flu shot to ease burden on hospitals

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: Canadians urged to get flu shot to ease burden on hospitals” – below is their description.

As COVID-19 cases rise across Canada, experts are worried the health system may be overwhelmed by an influx of patients suffering from the coronavirus or the flu. As Julia Wong reports, Canadians are being urged to go and get a flu shot as a way to prevent at least one disease from impacting people as the country deals with COVID-19’s second wave. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7370979/coronavirus-flu-common-cold-what-to-know/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #COVID19 #coronavirus #Influenza

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