FILE - Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

FILE - Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Thanksgiving advice for Canadians

Ask their guests whether they’ve been vaccinated

Canada’s top doctors are serving up some advice for the Thanksgiving long weekend to go with people’s turkey.

Chief medical health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Howard Njoo, (NOO) deputy chief public health officer, advise people to only gather indoors with family members and friends who have been fully vaccinated.

Even then they suggest opening a window to improve ventilation.

They recommend those who are not immunized to stick to gathering with their own household and consider moving outdoors.

Tam says people should ask their guests whether they’ve been vaccinated and “take that into account.”

Tam says it’s promising to see that more than 80 per cent of Canadians eligible to receive a shot are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

However, there are still some six million eligible Canadians who are not properly immunized.

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