Influenza Immunization Awareness Campaign: 2017-2018
The Influenza Immunization Awareness Campaign takes place each fall to encourage Canadians of all ages to get immunized against seasonal influenza (the “flu”).
Local, regional, provincial, territorial and national activities remind Canadians that immunization is the longest-lasting and most effective way to prevent influenza.
Below you will find a number of resources available to you to support your local Influenza Immunization Awareness Campaign.
2017-2018 Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
- Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2017-2018 (National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Public Health Agency of Canada)
- Seasonal influenza vaccine (Guide): Recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) 2017-2018 (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Additional references and statistics
1. Statistics Canada. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2015001/article/14218-eng.htm
2. Government of Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/publich-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/risks-flu-influenza.html
3. New England Journal of Medicine. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1315727#t=article
5. Centers for Disease Control (US). https://www.cdc.gov/flu/news/flu-study-hospitalizations.htm
6. Government of Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/a-review-literature-high-dose-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-adults-65-years-older.html
Campaign resources: influenza
News release: Lower your flu risk. Get immunized. (05 October 2017)
Immunize Canada is going green! Please note that, as of spring 2018 and once stocks are depleted, Immunize Canada will no longer be providing printed resources. The following resources are available for download only; you are welcome to print them. All our resources will remain available online for free, and will be kept up to date! If you have questions, or if you wish to obtain high-resolution files for printing, please contact Immunize Canada.
Social media images: influenza and pneumococcal immunization
Successful Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization Programs