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Influenza – My Age Put Me at a Greater Risk of Complications

INFLUENZA – MY AGE PUT ME AT A GREATER RISK OF COMPLICATIONS - PDF

I recently retired and was looking forward to my new life. Despite my doctor’s warnings that I'm vulnerable to more serious outcomes, I never got vaccinated against influenza as I considered myself in good health.

One Senior’s Perspective on Flu

One Senior’s Perspective on Flu & Independence

When 87-year-old Peggy Prendergast went to the hospital for a fractured hip in 2017, nothing prepared her for what she was about to see.

A Senior’s Story from Influenza Diagnosis to Long-Term Impact

A Senior’s Story from Influenza Diagnosis to Long-Term Impact

It’s been just over a year since 79-year-old Kamloops, BC resident Art Bepple was diagnosed with influenza and spent the next two months in the hospital fighting for his life.

More than a bad cold: The burden of flu in seniors

More than a bad cold: The burden of flu in seniors

When Larry Sharpe embarked on a family vacation with his wife, children and five grandchildren to Hawaii, he never thought he would end up in the hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know

COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know - PDF

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been the belief that the only way we can return to “normal” life is with the development and distribution of safe and effective vaccines.

Adult Vaccinations in Canada

Adult Vaccination in Canada | 2021 | Active Aging Canada - PDF

Author: CanAge

This report card provides an objective snapshot of how each province and territory in Canada is currently performing in the priority area of adult vaccination.

Lung Health Foundation

Lung Health Foundation - Website

It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Test your flu knowledge with this quiz.

Influenza. It's flu season

It’s flu season. Stay healthy. - Website

The flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. Who should get a flu shot this year? What happens if they don’t?

My Flu Shot

My Flu Shot - Website

Find and book nearby flu shots

The domino effect of the flu in seniors

The domino effect of the flu in seniors - PDF

The flu may appear to be a minor setback or a nuisance at most. But for seniors aged 65 and above, it can be a life-threatening disease with the potential to wreak havoc on their independence.

What seniors need to know to stay protected this flu season

What seniors need to know to stay protected this flu season - PDF

As a follow up to our last article about the flu vaccine, we wanted to address some concerns that older adults across Canada shared with us.

Influenza and Heart Attack

INFLUENZA TRIGGERED HIS HEART ATTACK - PDF

Talk with your healthcare professional about influenza vaccination.

The Flu Can Be Devastating For Adults

The Flu Can Be Devastating For Adults 65+ - PDF

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, adults aged 65 and older are at high risk of complications from influenza infection – also called ‘the flu’.

Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada

Consensus Statement - PDF

Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada

 

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