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A free online accredited CPD program for healthcare professionals

Seasonal Influenza Immunization in Canada: Strategies for Older Adults

1.00 Canadian Council On Continuing Education In Pharmacy (CCCEP) CEU(s)

Program available online until: October 11, 2018

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)
for 1.00 CEU(s).

Introduction to Seasonal Influenza Immunization


This educational program for pharmacists addresses issues and opportunities for in influenza immunization for adults age 65 years and older.

The goal of this program is to support optimal decision-making in clinical practice, based on:

  • the particular burden of influenza-related illness among older adults
  • age-related changes in immunity
  • current opportunities for stimulating influenza immunity in the older adult population
  • the importance of immunization for older adults and those who can transmit influenza to them

Planning Committee

  • Michael Boivin, BSc Pharm.
  • Betty Golightly, BSc, Pharm.
  • John Yaremko, MD, FRCPC.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefit of influenza immunization in adults aged 65 and older
  • List the vaccine options available for seasonal influenza immunization of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Differentiate vaccine types approved for seasonal influenza in adults aged 65 and older.
  • Effectively counsel older adult patients about the importance of seasonal influenza vaccination.

Participate in the Discussion Forum:

Share your experiences and perspectives on the following topics:

  1. What is the greatest challenge you encounter in keeping older adult patients up-to-date with seasonal influenza immunization?
  2. How important do you feel influenza vaccination is for individuals aged 65 and older?
  3. How likely are you to inform patients of their vaccine options for seasonal influenza immunization, both publicly funded and available by private pay?

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