Protecting the Family from Influenza – Importance of Immunizing Everyone


1 hour




Medical Resident

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Influenza ranks among the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada. Protecting all Canadians over the age of 6 months is recommended by the National Advisory Committee on immunization (NACI) statement on seasonal influenza vaccine. This influenza program will discuss the importance of protecting every member of a young family against influenza with an influenza vaccine, and strategies to increase vaccine uptake.

​This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ Credit.​

Jesse Papenburg, MD, MSc, FRCPC

William Fisher, PhD, FCAHS

John Axler, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Christine Palmay, MD

Brian Aw, MD

Upon successful completion of this continuing education activity, the clinician will be better able to:

  • Discuss the impact of influenza on young children
  • Apply effective strategies that reinforce importance of pediatric influenza immunizations
  • Address common myths and misconceptions regarding influenza and influenza vaccine
  • Evaluate the different vaccine options according to NACI recommendations for pediatric influenza vaccine

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