The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness has released the following documents to support the 2015-2016 Influenza Immunization Program:
- Memo: Influenza Vaccination Program 2015-2016
- Q & A: Influenza Vaccine Information
- 2015 Influenza Stakeholders Key Messages
You can also find this information on the Department of Health and Wellness website at http://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/info-for-professionals.asp
The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations recommends inactivated vaccine for pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy. Please discuss the benefits of the flu vaccine in pregnancy and offer it to pregnant women. The quadrivalent vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers. Please also circulate this information widely to your colleagues who care for pregnant women and new mothers.