One shot after the other: The importance of influenza protection in patients immunized against COVID-19
Influenza vaccination remains a critical public health tool during COVID-19 to reduce outbreaks of endemic influenza infection that have been suppressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program summarizes key NACI influenza vaccine recommendations and reviews the differences between the currently marketed vaccines in Canada. The overall goal of this program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in applying the NACI recommendations to the 2021-2022 influenza season.
This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Seqirus.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit(s).
Dr. Mark Loeb, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Anas Nseir, MD, FCFP, B.Pharm
Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. John Axler, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss the significance of the 2020-2021 influenza season in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and what this could mean for the current season
- Review the importance of influenza protection as the COVID-19 health restrictions are lifted
- Describe the different influenza vaccine formulations available in Canada
- Educate patients on the importance of immunization to reduce influenza risk