Older Canadians urged to get 2nd COVID-19 booster

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is urging all eligible older Canadians to get their 2nd COVID-19 booster shot (4th shot) as soon as possible. As the virus continues to spread in communities, getting your booster shot is the best way to lessen symptoms and reduce risk of “long COVID” effects. PHAC recommends checking […]

CanAge writes to ON Government urging action on decline in vaccine uptake

CanAge recently co-signed a joint letter to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford urging action on rapidly declining rates of routine vaccinations. Data shows the number of people getting their regular vaccinations has heavily dropped off during the pandemic, leaving older Canadians vulnerable to preventable diseases like the flu, shingles, pneumonia. Full text of the letter […]

Healthy Aging Conversation Series: Alberta

Healthy Aging Conversation Series: Alberta

https://youtu.be/C4TlMkUz95E April 25th, 9:00 AM MTOnline (Zoom) FREE TO ATTEND Join us virtually on April 25th for an engaging conversation about staying healthy as you get older, hosted by Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization! Starting in Alberta, we’re kicking off a cross-Canada virtual tour, bringing together government officials, experts in health care and aging, older […]

10 Fast Facts About Vaccines

Senior lifting up shirt sleeve after getting a vaccine

Immunization is by far the most effective way to keep people healthy while reducing burden on our healthcare system. In fact, vaccines have saved more lives worldwide than any other medical intervention in history. It is estimated that vaccinations save up to three million lives around the world each year.  While everyone knows about the […]

Give your input on new standards for infection prevention & control in long-term care

Our CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts is a member of Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)’s Technical Subcommittee on Long-Term Care Homes, which is creating new national standards of infection prevention and control (IPAC) in long-term care (aka CSA Z8004, Operation and infection prevention and control of long-term care homes). The public is now being invited to […]

Our new report shows provinces and territories still failing to vaccinate seniors

We’ve released our second ‘cross-country report card on adult vaccination in Canada’. The groundbreaking report, updated annually, assigns each province and territory a letter grade on how effective they are in vaccinating seniors against preventable diseases, using a data-driven scoring rubric. For the second year in a row, the report (the first of its kind […]

Your questions answered: October Edition

We constantly receive important questions from our members and always do our best to respond quickly and directly. Recently, we starting inviting people to submit their questions in our monthly newsletter, and their permission to share the answers on our website for the benefit of others. Here are some recent questions we’ve received from people […]

The shingles vaccine works (but only if people can get it)

As Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization, CanAge released an election platform built around three core goals: fixing seniors’ care; protecting older adults’ financial well-being; and prioritizing vaccinations to keep older Canadians healthy.   With variants of COVID-19 spreading aggressively in communities across Canada, it’s never been more important to protect seniors from the multiple infectious diseases we […]

Pharmacies ready to help increase immunization rates in older adults

During the COVID-19 pandemic, neighbourhood pharmacies have been stepping up to help vaccinate older people against the virus. Now, with an estimated 1 in 4 adults at risk of not being vaccinated against common diseases like the flu, shingles and pneumonia, pharmacies are asking government to let them administer these other vaccines as a core […]

Help more Canadians get protected against shingles

A new study is seeking to understand what is preventing Canadians from getting vaccinated against shingles with Shingrix, which provides the best possible protection. Shingles can cause serious health outcomes including brain damage, hearing loss and balance problems. We’ve been hearing that many adults are being left vulnerable to this debilitating disease because they only received […]

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