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Issue #18: Adult Vaccine Schedule and Uptake Tracking

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Issue #18: Adult Vaccine Schedule and Uptake Tracking

Overwhelmingly, older adults do not know: a) how important adult vaccines are, b) when or how to get them, c) how much they cost, or d) what is covered. Part of the reason why is that Canada does not have an Adult Vaccine Schedule. This is a key contributing factor to the very low adult vaccination uptake.

Record-keeping of adult vaccinations is very poor, and most seniors do not know the correct schedules for their vaccinations, which version of a vaccine they may have received, and if or when they received it.

Recommendation #60: Adult Vaccination Schedule

Create an easy-to-understand national campaign with a clear schedule for all adult vaccinations similar to existing schedules for children and youth.

Recommendation #61: Adult Vaccination Registry

Create a modern, integrated, and digitalized adult vaccination registry. This is especially critical in the time of COVID-19.

Recommendation #62: Vaccines in Long-Term Care Homes

Institute vaccine requirements for long-term care and congregate care seniors’ settings, similar to children and youth school programs.

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