ZOOMER SQUAD: HIGH DOSE FLU SHOT AND MORE – NOVEMBER 4 2019

Libby Znaimer is joined by Zoomer Squad panelists Peter Muggeridge, Senior Editor of Zoomer Magazine and David Cravit, Vice President of ZoomerMedia.

Every Monday, our Zoomer Squad panel convenes for a discussion on the issues that matter to you.

First of all, the flu season is upon us – the good news is that Ontario is the only province where the high dose vaccine is covered for people over 65. In Alberta, for example, only seniors in long-term care homes are offered the high-dose shot, even though it’s recommended for all seniors. Everyone else has to pay $75, and that’s if they can get their hands on it. It looks like the high-dose vaccine won’t be available in Alberta and British Columbia until late November or early December, because producer Sanofi Pasteur has said it will supply provinces where it is covered by health insurance first. Last week, Health Minister Christine Elliott said an additional 200,000 doses have been ordered this year. Share your thoughts on this topic with Libby and guests.


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