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.
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.
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.
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.
Talk with your healthcare professional about influenza vaccination.