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My mum was vaccinated at Toronto Congress Centre today. We were all excited and relieved; but I have been horrified to hear about her experience. I’m now fearful that today she was put at a higher risk of being exposed to #COVID19 than at any other point in this pandemic

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Vaccination and Immunization

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With the cold and flu season upon us, flu shot clinics have sprung up in a number of locations, including grocery stores, pharmacies and in shopping malls. Related to these clinics are the discussions and debates around the topic of immunization and vaccination. Should a person get a flu shot? What are the risks of getting a flu shot? What are the risks associated with not getting one? Below is a tweet that contained statistics from the US concerning immunization and vaccination.

The Government of Canada has also developed the Canadian Immunization Guide that provides information about immunization. In addition, there are numerous websites, including New Health Advisor, which discuss the pros and cons of vaccinations and immunization. One thing for sure, there is no shortage of information concerning vaccination and immunization debate. On which side of the debate do you fall?

Get a Shot or Not?

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It is that time of year again – flu season. For many people, a related question often arises namely: “Should I get a flu shot or not?” For individuals who see getting a flu shot as beneficial to one’s health and well-being, the thought of doing otherwise can be deemed foolhardy. Essentially, the question is not, “Should I get a flu shot but rather why would I NOT get a flu shot?

In an online article entitled, “Here’s Why People Avoid The Flu Vaccine,” Jason Tetro identifies what he sees to be the underlying reason for vaccine avoidance. Click here to discover why only one third of Canadians get the flu shot.