Influenza control: Do we need a shift in our thinking?

Dr. Richard Schabas MD, MHP, CCMF, FRCPC
Dr. Joel Kettner MD, MSc, FRCSC, FRCPC (Scientific Moderator)

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The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends “influenza vaccination for all individuals aged six months and older” in Canada. But what is the evidence for universal programs? In this webinar, Dr. Richard Schabas (Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario from 1987-97, now the Medical Officer of Health for the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit) explored this question, including the impact and implications of new research.

Learning Objectives/Questions:

  1. What are the key issues today in influenza prevention and control in Canada?
  2. Do we have the most useful surveillance information?
  3. How effective has influenza immunization been?
  4. What is the potential impact of new research?