Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

‘Exceptionally low’: Canada’s flu season drops amid coronavirus restrictions

At this point during last year’s flu season, Canada had already recorded 711 positive cases of influenza. So far this year, there have been just 17. “Influenza is way behind … Read More

Here’s why Ontario pharmacists say Doug Ford is wrong to blame pharmacies for flu shot backlogs

Ontario pharmacists are banding together against Premier Doug Ford, after he blamed Rexall for ‘overbooking’ customers for flu shots. They claim that it was actually the province who fell short … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

TORONTO — A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members of … Read More

Orders for flu shots up as Canada fears simultaneous COVID-19, flu infections

Pamela Hardy will be getting her 11-year-old twins vaccinated against flu as soon as an immunization program begins but she’s worried about how public health officials will deal with any … Read More

More Canadians planning on getting flu vaccine amid COVID-19: survey

More Canadians say they are likely to get the flu shot this year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic than they were last year, a new survey has found. The survey … Read More