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

Additional references and statistics

1. Statistics Canada.

2. Government of Canada.

3. New England Journal of Medicine.

4. Annals of Internal Medicine.

5. Centers for Disease Control (US).

6. Government of Canada.

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.


Health care professionals: You care for your patients. This fall, get your flu shot. (PDF: 189 KB)

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Pregnancy: Lower your flu risk. (PDF: 177 KB)

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Children 6-59 months: Lower your child's flu risk. (PDF: 197 KB)

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Ages 5-16: Lower your child's flu risk. (PDF: 226 KB)

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Ages 16-25: Lower your  flu risk. (PDF: 191 KB)

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Ages 65+: Lower your flu risk. (PDF: 198 KB)

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Poster: Has your child been immunized against influenza? (PDF: 159 KB)

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Brochure: Has your child been immunized against influenza? (PDF: 139 KB)

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Influenza infographics

Influenza Immunization: Questions and Answers (PDF: 121 KB)


The Story of Influenza (PDF: 1.3 MB)


Is it a cold or influenza? (PDF: 1.1 MB)


Influenza prevention in children (PDF: 1 MB)


Influenza prevention in adults (PDF: 111 KB)


Influenza prevention in seniors (PDF: 910 KB)


Influenza prevention in people with asthma (PDF: 111 KB)





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Successful Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization Programs

A Guide for Program Planners, 3rd edition (PDF: 1.3 MB)

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Human Resource Planning Tool (Companion Toolkit) (PDF: 432 KB)

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Pneumococcal resources

Pocket guide for immunizers: Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults (PDF: 197 KB) 

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Pocket guide for immunizers: Pneumococcal Vaccination in Children (PDF: 120 KB)

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Protect yourself from pneumococcal disease (adults) (poster) (PDF: 154 KB)


Protect your child from pneumococcal disease (poster) (PDF: 147 KB)

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Protect yourself from pneumococcal disease (brochure) (PDF: 170 KB)

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Refrigerator and Freezer Vaccine Storage Guidelines (poster) (PDF: 1.6 MB)



Planning a pregnancy? Vaccines to consider (tear pad) (PDF: 91 KB)





Last Updated: 10 May 2018