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.
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 Vaccination in Canada | 2021 | Active Aging Canada - PDF
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 - Website
It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Test your flu knowledge with this quiz.
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?
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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.
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.
Talk with your healthcare professional about influenza vaccination.
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’.
Consensus Statement - PDF
Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada