The New Brunswick Lung Association is committed to helping healthcare providers communicate important information and help their patients become proactive through self-advocacy.
Seasonal vaccination remains the most effective way to reduce the risk of hospitalisation and other serious influenza-related complications, and studies have shown that adults are more likely to get a flu shot when it’s directly recommended to them by a trusted professional. With flu season just around the corner, now is the time to have that conversation.
A table of all vaccine options available in Canada for the 2022-2023 flu season is attached, and can also be viewed online here. (We’re especially excited about the addition of a new quadrivalent vaccine tailored for all adults aged 18 years and older, to complement the existing publicly funded high-dose (ages 65+) option!) The Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends vaccination for all Canadians aged 6 months+, and that persons 65 years of age and older receive the high-dose flu shot.
To help you begin the conversation with your patients, NBLA has created free resources which are available for download to use in inter-group communication and circulate on social channels. They can also be printed as handouts. The bilingual files are ready-to-use, but please reach out if you require edits tailored for your specific community. (email@example.com) We’re here for you!
From all of us at NBLA, thank you for caring for our community.