In March 2017 Mike Leone’s life changed forever. Read more about the devastating impact the flu is having on seniors.


Put simply, getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.


The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends influenza immunization for all individuals six months of age and older, with a particular focus on individuals at high risk of influenza-related complications and hospitalization. In preparation for the upcoming influenza season, Immunize Canada is providing free access to influenza  and pneumococcal immunization awareness resources for the general public as well as tools for health care providers. For more information, please visit https:/ or contact:

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About Immunize Canada
Immunize Canada is a national coalition with the overall aim of increasing awareness about the benefits of immunization and promoting the understanding and use of vaccines as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 


The Flu

JAB, JAB, JAB. Two or three strains of the flu make the rounds every year. Not only is the viral infection vicious, it can be lethal in otherwise healthy people. Experts say the best way to guard against the seasonal scourge and influenza-related pneumonia is to get the flu shot.

THE PNEUMONIA VACCINE: WHO NEW? Each year, pneumonia is responisble for over 12,000 hospitalizations in Canada. Children and those over 65 are hardest hit; those with chonic disease such as asthma and COPD run a serious risk; but no one is immune. 

Click here for more information. Read about how vaccines can help here.
The Facts

Flu or False? Influenza (flu) and pneumonia combine to be the 7th leading cause of death in Canada, and people affected by lung conditions are at higher risk. Luckily one of the most effective ways to help prevent flu and pneumonia infections is with vaccinations.





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Infographic - Flu & COPD

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Page Last Updated: 15/10/2020