Chief Public Health Officer

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 1, 2020


November 1, 2020  –  Ottawa, ON  –  Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

I want to take this opportunity to remind you to continue with regular health visits for you and your family. One important step you can take is to get the influenza (flu) shot – this year, it is more important than ever! Other vital services for maintaining our overall health and well-being include mental health supports, routine vaccinations, dental health visits, and chronic disease management. These prevention and early intervention health visits are just as important during the pandemic and measures are in place to ensure that your health and dental health needs can be met safely.

Dr. Theresa Tam

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer