As Ontario braces for flu season, thousands of Toronto students are making the shift to virtual learning.
The Toronto District School Board said a total of 7,500 elementary students are making the switch to online learning.
Meanwhile, 3,000 students will make the transition back to in-class learning,
This switch follows the first of three deadlines which was offered to families last month. The next opportunity will be November 6th.
However, secondary students have until Thursday to decide whether they’ll make the switch as well.
Public health officials have urged residents to get their flu shot, with the Ford and federal government investing nearly $70-million dollars in this year’s vaccine.
The CBC reported that the Ministry of Health describes it as, “the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario history.”