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Nov. 12, 2021

OMA supports cautious approach to reopening

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2021—Ontario’s doctors support the government’s cautious approach to lifting pandemic restrictions, given the increase in COVID-19 cases and the modelling reported today by the Science Advisory and Modelling Consensus Tables.

The Ontario Medical Association says this is not the time to reopen the economy more broadly, especially as we are about to enter flu season.

The OMA supports the Science Tables’ call today to continue mandatory mask requirements and the vaccination ‘passport’ as two tools to curb the rise in COIVD cases.

The OMA urges all Ontarians who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so as soon as possible. Vaccinations are the most effective tool against getting or spreading the virus.

If you have questions about the vaccine, speak to your family doctor or local public health unit. Those who are eligible for a third shot should also contact their doctor to book an appointment.

Ontario’s doctors also encourage everyone to get a flu shot to help prevent having COVID and flu outbreaks at the same time.

About the OMA

The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000-plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.