Lessons Learned: What Successful COVID-19 Immunization Efforts Taught Us About Improving Vaccine Coverage Among Older Canadians for Other Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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The National Institute on Ageing
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Each year, preventable illnesses like influenza, shingles and pneumococcal disease (a common cause of pneumonia), cause thousands of avoidable and unnecessary deaths across Canada, particularly among older adults. Known as the “Big 3,” these illnesses pose acute risks for older Canadians, who are at a higher risk of serious health outcomes. The good news is, there is a solution. In a new report, the National Institute on Ageing shows how best practices developed for COVID-19 immunization efforts can be applied to increase vaccine uptake among older adults for influenza, shingles and pneumococcal disease.

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