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

Dr. Richard Schabas MD, MHP, CCMF, FRCPCDr. Joel Kettner MD, MSc, FRCSC, FRCPC (Scientific Moderator) An archived version of this webinar is now available for viewing. Please email us to request access. 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?…

A review of mid-season effectiveness of the 2013/14 seasonal influenza vaccines

According to Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), annual vaccination against influenza remains the best available strategy for reducing the risk of serious illness and death due to influenza. This systematic review summarizes epidemiologic evidence on the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against A (H1N1) pdm09 infection in post-pandemic seasons.

Disease Debrief

Influenza Season 2013-2014

Ten Questions and Answers for Canadian Public Health Practitioners Preamble As a result of increased interest and questions about a perceived resurgence or re-emergence of the Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 this winter, NCCID has undertaken a Rapid Review similar to what had been done for H7N9 and MERS Co-V. However, because this is a review of a previously known pathogen,…