One shot after the other: The importance of influenza protection in patients immunized against COVID-19

Duration

1 hr

Profession

Physician

Nursing

Medical Resident

Student

Specialist

Physician

Nursing

Medical Resident

Student

Specialist

# of Credits

1.0

Accreditation

Mainpro+

Expiry Date

2022-09-30

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).

N/A

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:

  1. 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
  2. Review the importance of influenza protection as the COVID-19 health restrictions are lifted
  3. Describe the different influenza vaccine formulations available in Canada
  4. Educate patients on the importance of immunization to reduce influenza risk