2016-2017 flu campaign underway

Nova Scotia's 2016-2017 Influenza Vaccination Program is well underway. A memo from Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, outlines the program and encourages participation and support from the province's care providers. An accompanying Q&A provides detail on high risk groups, vaccine products available, ordering instructions, responsibility of immunization providers, eligibility, vaccine administration, side effects, billing and claims information, and reporting of adverse events. This year's campaign also includes posters and a brochure from the Department of Health and Wellness to help dispel myths surrounding the flu vaccine and emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated. You can find these resources on the RCP website.